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2019 WAFU Cup: Home Eagles Crash Out After Defeat Against Cape Verde

2019 WAFU Cup: Home Eagles Crash  Out After Defeat  Against Cape Verde

 

 

The home-based Super Eagles crashed out of the 2019 WAFU  Cup of Nations after they lost 3-2 on penalties to Cape Verde in a losers’ quarterfinal clash  on Saturday night in Thies, Senegal, reports Completesports.com.

Both teams battled to a 1-1 draw during regulation  time.

Lobi  Stars forward Sikiru Alimi opened scoring for the Eagles in the 64th minute.

Cape Verde however equalised three minutes before regulation time.

Theophilus Afelokhai replaced Abubakar Adamu before the end of the game and saved a penalty in the shootout.

Reuben Bala, John Lazarus, Sikiru Alimi and Dare Olatunji missed Nigeria’s penalties

The Eagles lost 4-1 to the Hawks of Togo in their first game in the competition.

Imama  Amapakabo’s men will now shift attention to their 2019 African Nations Championship, second leg, final round qualifying  fixture against Togo.

 

 

By Adeboye Amosu

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COMMENTS

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  • Oakfield 11 months ago

    Anybody who blames the coach for this string of belly turning results should really have his head checked. Our local footbal is stone dead like a mummy, hence , u don’t expect him to perform wonders with rusted legs. When Mr rohr said he couldn’t draft in a player(s) from our local league to the super eagles some people were busy wagging thier tongues like an I pass my neighbour generator wey him piston and rings don wowo. Shebi una don see am??? Our local league is nothing to write home about. Putiful.

     
    • okponku 11 months ago

      Why did he accept the offer then?

       
    • Omo9ja 11 months ago

      @Oakfield, seriously? So, who should be blamed for that then?

      Who selected the players? The coach or NFF?

      If NFF selected the players and the coach agreed then the coach should resigned. That was the reason why coach Dennerby have resigned.

      This Imama shouldn’t be allowed to join coach Rohr anymore. He has failed but this is Nigeria because anything is possible. Money changes hands who cares ba? But if they (NFF) doesn’t care for our national teams, we do cares for our beloved Country.

      So therefore, the coach should be blamed for this. God bless Nigeria!!!

       
      • Oakfield 11 months ago

        Where did u expect him to get the right fit players from, your village??? Our league has been on recess for a Ling time now and u expect the him to perform wonders with the rusted tools in his possession. I believe, he should’ve rejected the job when it was given to him knowing fully well the situation on ground but just like someone said, he accepted the job to take care of bills.

         
  • Oga this Imama is to blame my brother,he knows nothing and I don’t know why nff employed somebody like that,he is a total disgrace to the entire nation,

     
    • okponku 11 months ago

      @UBAH tell me any good Coach Nff had employed, was it the AIGBODUN,SALI-DOLLAR, LADI BOSSOM or DANJUMA: When SUNNY OKUSON sang which way Nigeria people thought he was mad.

       
  • Lucky Ukhun 11 months ago

    They better not play that second leg against Togo to avoid another disgrace. Enough of the embarrassments. It’s better they are walked-over and pay the fine.

     
    • I agree. They shouldn’t camp or train. They should simply withdraw, be walked over and pay the fine. They should save us further embarrassment.

       
  • Chairmanfemi 11 months ago

    How can Nigeria loose to CAPE Verde and yet someone is telling me the Coach shouldn’t be blamed after all the embarrassment that has been coming from his team so far??? Nigeria na hin we be oo!!! Nigeria team with good coach can have a Day training and beat Cape Verde silly c’mon!! Imama has nothing Technical in his brain at all. He should just be relieved of this job and hand over the CHAN Qualifiers to another person abeg. We’ve had enough! Nonsense.

     
  • My people i think that Imama and his so called players should be send to an army camp for a very big torture,enough of all this mess,we qualified last against libya u23 because Rorh sent some players to go and rescued us and they did,i think efcc also have to arrest that lazy men after the torturing for throwing our money away and insult us on top.imama ARA gbagbue gi,

     
    • FatherJP 11 months ago

      Hahahahahahhahahahahaahaha Ababa…..my belle oooooooooo

       
    • Dr. Drey 11 months ago

      “….we qualified last against libya u23 because Rorh sent some players to go and rescued us and they did….”

      What of the boys that hammered Sudan 5-0 too….was it Rohr that sent them too…??? LMAO

       
  • Sunnyb 11 months ago

    Very stupid coach why using same players u called clueless, I remembered when I called them pay to play coaches sometimes ego some internet warriors was asking me for proofs. We should ask imama clueless what’s  John Lazarus still doing in this team?

     
    • JimmyBall 11 months ago

      Somehow… One like Imama has a job and a great patriot and ambassador like Amunike has none… even has to be humiliated by Tanzania FA, owed salaries and made to beg for it… Meanwhile a country he represented well can’t offer him a job… He won U-17 and only failed in his bid with U-20 because NFF took the return match leg versus Sudan to Lagos in the thick of rainy season such that the pitch on matchday was soaked soggy with rain water at the Teslim Balogun stadium… after the boys had conveniently won first leg away… Amunike should take over the Afcon U-23… Imama is just a talkative… He has been losing matches too much with national sides he has been assigned to manage… He is not a sound coach…

       
      • Dr. Drey 11 months ago

        “…because NFF took the return match leg versus Sudan to Lagos in the thick of rainy season such that the pitch on matchday was soaked soggy with rain water at the Teslim Balogun stadium…”
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        Hehehehehe……What an excuse…!
        Was it not under the same soaked soggy pitch Sudan U20s played and scored solid 4 goals…..??? LMAO

        It all boils down to that arrogance I always talk about. We always think we are the only ones that play football….others dont play football, they play ballfoot. So we can wake up one day and train for one day (just like @ Chairmanfemi said above) and then start beating people blue black and yellow just because we are Nigeria….LMAO

        Even when our league was in full flight, whats the difference in quality of players from the Nigerian league and those from Togolese, Guinean, Gabonese or Burkina faso…? Zero. They are all on the same pedestal. So why we think we are superior beats my imagination. Our players cant even attract clubs like Raja casablanca, Esperance, Alahly, Zamalek, TP Mazembe, Mamelodi sundowns and other decent clubs here on the African continent. Even the ones that manage to get signed by these clubs after undergoing trials fade away into oblivion in no time.

        Ejike Uzoenyi couldnt even play 10 macthes for Sundowns before his contract was canceled. Lokosa has been in Esperance for over a year now but i doubt he too has been able to make the first team 10 times. Our Kolanut boy in Wydad casablanca Chisom chikatara has not scored 10 league goals since signing over 3 seasons ago (I stand to be corrected tho.). Some of our past CHAN team players have only managed to get relagation batling clubs in libya, algeria or morocco, while someone like Okoro even signed for a Zambian league club.

        These was even when they were picked when the league was in full swing…..not to talk of when our league has been on holidays since 5 months ago. Those that claimed money changed hands, please is it Theo Afelokhai that bribed to get called up, or Mfon Udoh (joint top scorer in the league last season and perennial top scorer in the league), Ibrahim Sunusi (joint top scorer in the league last season) or was it Tunde Alimi (lobi stars top scorer in the CAF champions league 2 seasons ago when we managed to have a team in the group stages), or is it the likes of Ndifreke Effiong, Denis Nya, John Lazarus and Ebere Duru (who have all been a part of our victorious U17s under Manu or Amunike, U20s and now U23s).

        Now it is Amunike that should come and take over the team, he has suddenly become a magician. A magician that couldnt take even one point off Kenya at the last AFCON even if we are to excuse his losses to Senegal and Algeria. A magician that can take over a team of idle players within 2 weeks and start beating others who have been in competitive mood for months.

        Amunike should better not let Nigerian fans and their warped sentiments push him into accepting poisoned chalices like the one Imama is drinking from at the moment.

        Nigerians sure like living in past glory…..Lolz…!!!

         
  • These homebase players are awful!!!

     
  • Café Verde beat Nigeria again. Where are dey playing sef. See me hsee trouble. Togo too. Y I no dey no . Simple thing . This one Don go . But Togo is coming again. Abi. Oracle will tell wat and wat to do to put 3 ball in their net . … because 1: 1 is coming out in calabash now. Even dey Togo even score 1st. Haa . Den Nigeria lost 2 penariti in 1st half. And Togo lose one penalty in 2nd half too . Be4 Nigeria score 1 in second half. Chi. Oracle thank u. Kabo. Oracle say d coach shud play small small in 1st half.
    Try to score d 2 penariti.
    Den 0ne goal in d second half. Total score 4;4 . Other thing will be done secretly on d ball.

     
  • “Imama Amapakabo’s men will now shift attention to their 2019 African Nations Championship, second leg, final round qualifying fixture against Togo.”

    Where they are expected to lose and crash out yet again, if I might add.

    Those managing our local League have to take a long hard look at themselves.

    This has to be one of the worst seasons for homebased Super Eagles in a very long time that I have seen.

    Lessons need to be learnt and applied so that future seasons can be far far better than this.

    It wasn’t that long ago that home based players were making the main Super Eagles squad.

    Now they can’t even make meaningful impact in Wafu whilst being on the cusp of failing to qualify for CHAN.

    Poor, very poor indeed.

     
  • Lord AMO 11 months ago

    The results are actually getting better, from 4-1 to 2-1 to 1-1 so who knows, maybe they are starting to gel and acquire the requisite fitness.  I haven’t watched any of the matches so my comment is mostly tongue in cheek however there is some validity to it.  Who knows maybe the boys can spring a surprise.  I always bet Naija sha!

     
  • Oakfield 11 months ago

    Where did u expect him to get the right fit players from, your village??? Our league has been on recess for a Ling time now and u expect the him to perform wonders with the rusted tools in his possession. I believe, he should’ve rejected the job when it was given to him knowing fully well the situation on ground but just like someone said, he accepted the job to take care of bills.

     
    • Oakfield 11 months ago

      Take a look at what is happening to our teams at caf competions this season and you’ll understand that there is a very biiiiig problem which is not a coaching matter. A workman no matter how skilled he is performs well when he has the right tools in “perfect condition”. It’s not magic but a fact!!!! The young man had bills to settle and hence decided to take up the job. Na u go feed him family. The economic situation in the country is very pathetic that everyone is struggling to survive, looking for every cash in on every opportunity that presents itself. Sisia might have gotten himself trapped probably as a result of this same reason. Fix our local football, put round pegs in round holes (just as it’s been done with the super eagles) and you’ll start seeing positive results instantly.

       
      • Adisboy 11 months ago

        It’s amazing how Nigerians always blame coaches where the problems are sooo beyond them but steering us straight in the face. Our league is a complete mess and in no condition to produce good players. The longer we ignore this and continue to blame coaches, things will get worse no matter who the coach is.

         
  • adeyinka 11 months ago

    In my view both parties are wrong. But the NFF should take the brunt of the blame. When an organisation is aware of an upcoming tournament and wait till the last minute for preparation because you feel you can beat the opponent easily, this are the results you get. I wonder why we pay the coach huge amount of money and he isn’t coaching the team. Rohr should have come in from the first lost to Togo, but no the NFF didn’t do the needful.

     
  • Ikponmwosa Ayewoh 11 months ago

    To me Imama should resign as Nigerian National team coach instead of waiting to be fired. A coach who only wins matches at home but lost away from home just like we see day in day out in the Nigerian football league. Simply means it is the players who decides to get the victory for the sake of their football careers. Tactical superiority of any coach is determined when he goes away and gets a resounding victory or win and also his team playes so well as if they are at home. A coach lost twice to a the same country in a space of about 10 days you call that person a coach. He should just resign go back to club football and starts over again maybe 2 to 3 years later he would have assess himself by his performance. Salisu Yesuf got us qualification for the last WAFU cup and got to the final, he also qualified us for the last CHAN TOURNAMENT and also got to the final. I am not making case for him ( Salisu Yesuf ), but we have better coaches in Nigeria that can grind out go results for our national team. Example Coach Baldwin Basuaye.

     
    • Dr. Drey 11 months ago

      “…..but we have better coaches in Nigeria that can grind out go results for our national team. Example Coach Baldwin Basuaye….”

      Now I know where you are coming from.
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