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2026 WCQ: Super Eagles Need Encouragement, Not Insult –Ebi

2026 WCQ: Super Eagles Need Encouragement, Not Insult  –Ebi

Super Falcons defender, Onome Ebi has called on the Nigerian fans not to insult the Super Eagles when results are not going in their favour but to show them encouragement.

Recall that Nigeria have managed to secure two points from two matches after holding Zimbabwe and Lesotho to a 1-1 draw respectively in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

Reacting via her social media handle, Ebi asked Nigerian fans to back the country’s players and refrain from “insulting” and “discouraging” them after a bad game.

According to her, no player likes losing a game and some footballers never recover from such a loss.


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“They are gradually killing the beautiful game in my country with so much negativity. Football is supposed to be enjoyed, and players giving all to make the country proud are supposed to be encouraged and supported. It’s all going the other way around now. SMH,” she wrote on her social media Tuesday.

“It’s really sad to know that we have the best players in the world, but it is difficult to win games convincingly these days. It is really sad. We need that full support and enough of all this calling out players, insulting, and discouraging them after a bad game. Players go through a lot after all this, please lovers of football we can do better to help each other.”

“Truly, some people don’t understand how it feels to lose a game or play below expectations. Some players never recover from it. Some experienced players are strong enough to encourage the rest. Some go off playing for some time to recover. Football is not just about playing on the field,” Onome, who plays for Naija Ratels, added.

“It’s beyond. You wonder why players always ask the fans for their support and why it is because it goes a long way to motivate and encourage the players. Please let’s change our ways toward football players. It’s destroying the beauty of the game.”

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  • Dr. Drey 5 months ago

    Funny enough….it’s those who know absolutely no jack about what they are saying that complain the most.

    Imagine someone expecting a goalkeeper to come claim a corner kick at the opposite edge of the 6 yard box….LMAOoo. Like really….?? In a crowded penalty box….LMAOoo???

  • Chima E Samuels 5 months ago

    Onome it is the Coach that we are not going to allow NFF to force him on Nigerians to avoid future embarrassment. Huh he is not a coach can’t even do proper pressing, tactically zero and he is full of excuses, if you know you’ll not win then shut the **** up and quite the team.

  • Wetin this one wey dey always want attention dey yarn, Madam relax, we shouldn’t criticize a poor goalkeeper or school boy errors from so called professionals, if they mess our emotions up, we will drag them. If Dem invite you to National team and u know say u no dey mentally and physically ready, decline and stay back mbok!

  • Ako Amadi 5 months ago

    Some remarks from ex-Super Eagles are even tribalist and racist. Footballers and their fans are oot well brought-up and educated. Many who call themselves ‘fans’ have never paid a kobo to watch football.

  • Ako Amadi 5 months ago

    Reading Amokachi and Musa’s comments on Nigerian players born overseas is indicative of their levels of intelligence. Absolutely disgusting!

    • Coache 5 months ago

      Those two said the truth, they played in the Nigerianbleague and know what it means to lose. I don’t like Musa cos he has passed his prime but he played for Kano Pillars who have a dangerous fan base. He knows the dangers of losing and the joy of winni.g in Kano.

      Uzoho under normal circumstances should never play for Nigeria again in his life. Baruwa will be incessed because one mistake ruined his SE career. Enyeama was home based when Onigbinde used him…..

      • Dr. Drey 5 months ago

        So did we kick out Enyeama from the SE when he cost us the 2006 World cup…?

      • @Coachie…  The Oyinbo wall was the last best defense we had in Super Eagles, how many of them played in Local league? our 2 best reliable goal scorers presently in Super Eagles are Osimhen and Iheanacho, how many of them played in Local league ? How can foreign borns now become the super Eagles problem when Iwobi, the next thing to every assist to our goals in the past suddenly becomes the defensive midfielder under Paseiro, Iheanacho suddenly became a winger, Aribo is suddenly playing further ahead of Iwobi behind strikers with our refusal to try another Goal keeper apart from Uzoho even in friendlies. How are you people so sure that the best midfielder in NPFL won’t become a defender in super Eagles or the best striker in NPFL won’t become a midfielder when he gets to super Eagles? Make all of una dey calm down o.  A lot of foreign born players will come in wether we like it or not. Let those home based played their hears out In CAF championships first or win wafu and CHAN tournaments first. After all, they are also representing the nation in this tournaments too.

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