CHAN poor outing, a lesson for Nigeria – Sofoluwe


By;  Ayo Ojedokun; Lagos.
Former Super Eagles defender and Ex defunct Abiola Babes Football Club of Abeokuta, Yisa Sofoluwe has advised Nigeria particularly the Amaju Pinick led NFF board not to aportion blame on the team but rather use the poor performance of home Eagles at the just concluded CHAN competition as a case study and by extension put its house in order ahead of major championships in future.
The home Eagles had in their last game lost by 0-1 to Syli Stars of Guinea in their last Group match in which at least a draw would have taken them to the quarter- final stage of a championship mainly for footballers plying their trade in the domestic leagues and across Africa.
In an exclusive chat with NNSports in Lagos, Sofoluwe said that it’s high time Nigerians realised there were  no more minnows in African football and any game must be taken serious at any point in time of any major championship.
“Our country’s ouster from CHAN is no doubt an eye opener to football administrators, technical crew and coaches. Warning us against complacence subsequently”, he explained.
According to the former RS Sinamiou and Winter Clark of Belgium player, part of the reasons why Nigeria fail to do well in some major competitions was because they fail to correct their mistakes on time, and that must  stop.
Sofoluwe enjoined Oliseh and his team to put behind them the recent failure of the home based Super Eagles and concentrate on the Nations Cup qualifier against the Pharaohs of Egypt on March 5th this year as well as the 2018 World Cup qualifiers respectively.


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