Emmanuel Babayaro, a former Nigerian goalkeeper, has expressed his opinion on why the current Super Eagles squad failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.
Nigeria has lost following a 1-1 tie with Ghana in Abuja on Tuesday, March 29.
In response to the event, Babayaro, who is the older brother of former Eagles defender Celestine Babayaro, blamed the team’s loss on goalkeeper trainer Alloy Agu.
“For me personally, I will place the blame on goalie coach Alloy Agu,” he stated. He has been the goalie trainer for many years and has yet to see any of the goalkeepers develop. He hasn’t even brought in a new goalie to the team.
Football has a lot to do with psychology. Uzoho after conceding that goal was shaking because it was a flop for him to allow that ball to go into the net. It takes a lot of character for the goalkeeper to come back better after such a goal.”
“There is no teamwork among Super Eagles and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) because in a situation where only the President is in charge of everything. The President of the Federation is the Chief Scout of Super Eagles. He has been the one traveling to Europe to convince players who were not born here and don’t know much about Nigerian football to come and play for us.
“How can you bring strangers together and expect them to do the work of brothers? They cannot play with that urgency because they don’t know the history and the rivalry between Nigeria and Ghana and what football means to the average Nigerian.”
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