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Caulker- ‘We Gave Super Eagles Too Much Respect

Caulker- ‘We Gave Super Eagles Too Much Respect

Leone Stars captain Steven Caulker admitted his team gave the Super Eagles too much respect in their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja on Thursday night, reports Completesports.com.

The Leone Stars started the game on the strong foot with Jonathan Morsay putting them ahead in the 11th minute following a superb cross from Musa Kamara.

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Alex Iwobi equalised for the Super Eagles in the 16th minute after he was set up Moses Simon.

Simon was the provider again as he teed up Victor Osimhen was the winning goal four minutes before the break.

Caulker accepted the Super Eagles were the better side in the game, but insisted some of his teammates were intimidated by the three-time African champions.

“It’s a young team. We have a lot of youngsters in the team. We are building for the future,”Caulker said during his interaction with the media after the game.

“Obviously we gave Nigeria too much respect and they scored two good goals against us. They have a lot of quality players in their team.

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“We made a lot of mistakes, obviously we will correct them in subsequent games.”

The Leone Stars will face Guinea-Bissau in their game in the qualifiers at the General Lasana Conte Stadium, Conakry on Monday.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • KangA 2 years ago

    Oga Caulker, be a man and stick to your words. You used your mouth to say that the SE do not scare your team. Now you have become a chameleon, changing your skin to suit another environment. Haba!

    • They should thank God that the match was not plaid in Uyo where we have good football field. Super Eagles would have beaten them with not less than four goals.

  • Field Marshall. General. Sir Johnbob 2 years ago

    Stephen Caulker is an upstanding respectful kind of guy so don’t just react to everything you read, take things in the context in which they are presented and not just randomly

    But my own main point is (and I repeat) – How oh how I wish that those dastardly ghanas will have to face this SL team regularly as we have to because I believe that they are the perfect team to put that hopeless ghana team and it’s people in their rightful places (In the ground)

    • Ignatius Abo 2 years ago

      Well said Brodaman. You are one of the few people who keep making me contribute to any Nigerian football discussions these day. The way our basketballs were treated is disgraceful. I and I wish those rotten teeth administrators go to jail. Heaven bless all deserving Super Eagles fans. Lolzzzz Za Zip! Za Zip!

    • KangA 2 years ago

      @Field marshal
      So you have the last word? You determine what people should write? I don’t ordinarily respond to foul statements, but I am warning you now not to give me a lecture on what to respond to. What do you think you are? Did you read my thread? I addressed Caulker with the highest Nigerian title, for God’s sake. Don’t you have manners? SHIT UP AND DONT EVER RESPOND TO MY THREADS.

      • Field Marshall. General. Sir Johnbob 2 years ago


        But for someone who says they’re against foul statements, you’re very quick to anger and are already firing warnings left and right, all I did was say a little thing without any malice and it’s only because I know him not just as a football player but as a person and I wanted to say that in my own knowledge of him, he is not that sort of person- (Like some Ghanians we encounter on here), and he would have said those things just because he represents and is also proud of his country/roots just as we are of Nigeria, not because he said it to elicit any response at all let alone an adverse one I genuinely was not expecting your reaction but then again, I could not have been as I don’t know you to have any expectations however, I was not intending to offend and so I apologise.

        To be fair, I don’t “respond” to many threads on here anyway, so your command never to respond to you again is a bit nonsensical? – I have never ever addressed you or responded to you ever before, so again it’s a head scratcher this one

  • Field Marshall. General. Sir Johnbob 2 years ago

    Thanks bro – We will not let them rest until they start treating Nigeria with respect and thinking about the future for our kids, and future generations.
    Otherwise, they themselves will never know rest – either here on this mortal coil or there whatever it is that follows next.

    • Ignatius Abo 2 years ago

      Brotherman, Japan is currently showing them what will happen to them at the world cup. Japan has been far better than Ghana in this friendly. Ghana is shit in football. By the by, I hope Doctor Isonu is watching the game. Lolz

  • Ako AMADI 2 years ago

    They have Nigeria too much respect by scoring first? Is that how to respect people?

  • Obest 2 years ago

    Let’s see how this black shit stars get trashed at the world Cup.They are full of average players. Kwasia

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