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Dosu Laments U-23 Eagles Failure To Qualify For AFCON After Defeat To Guinea

Dosu Laments U-23 Eagles Failure To Qualify For AFCON After Defeat To Guinea

Former Nigeria international Joseph Dosu has expressed disappointment following the U-23 Eagles’ 2-0 defeat to Guinea in Rabat Morocco on Tuesday.

Guinea qualified for this year’s U-23 AFCON that will hold in Morocco after progressing 2-0 on aggregate.

The defeat means the U-23 Eagles have now failed to qualify for back-to-back Olympics.

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And reacting to the defeat Dosu, a member of Nigeria’s 1996 Atlanta Olympic gold winning side, described the loss to Guinea as painful.

“I am not happy, I just have to say it I am not happy, it is painful,” he said on Brila FM’s Sports Machine.

“I don’t want to abuse anybody let me just keep my calm.”

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  • Childiomimi 1 year ago

    Sack Salisu, Period!!!

    • Cole 1 year ago

      Please don’t only sack him, he should be banned from handling any Nigerian team again. Nonsense

  • ADEYEMI 1 year ago

    Sack and reinstate! Sack to dowse people’s noise against northern coach, reinstate after 2-4 years. Nigeria system is a joy killer. We are enjoying our sports majorly football before the federal character to give the North minimum 2 to 5 slot. Any good and winning team always have competent and eagerly ready to perform bench. Reverse is it in Nigeria. All our reserve players are there to clap and celebrate results, no inspiration in them.


    Can you tell me ONE northern coach that has won NOBLE trophies for Nigeria?

    Answer: NONE

    Have you heard sacking Northern coach and they complain of not paying the salary. NEVER

    But they can owe Southern coach until they frustrate them out of the system. Finidi and Shorunmu case study

  • Femi Solaja (This Day): NFF Set to Restructure Appointments of Coaches for National Teams====================================================================================

    I beg make una come hear The Secretary General of NFF talking according to Femi Solaja of This Day Newspaper…..””Disturbed by the spate of dismal results posted by different grades of the national football teams lately, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has concluded plans to look inward in the appointment of coaches.

    The General Secretary of the federation, Alhaji Mohammed Sanusi hinted yesterday while expressing sadness on the shock 2-0 defeat of the national U23 Olympic team by their Guinean counterparts in Morocco on Tuesday night.

    The defeat meant Nigeria will not take part in this year’s U23 AFCON to be held in Morocco, which is a qualifying tournament for the Paris 2024 Olympic Gamea. This is the second consecutive Olympics Nigeria’s flag will not be at the men’s football event.

    Sanusi who represented the NFF President, Ibrahim Gusau at the launch of the NAIJA Super 8 football tournament in Lagos yesterday, stressed, “I must say that I am sad about the defeat (of the Olympic Eagles).”

    Sanusi added, “Anytime a Nigerian team is eliminated from any competition, I always feel sad. All I want to see is for Nigerian teams to continue to do well. That is why when the Interim Management Committee (IMC) was created, I made it a point of duty to always call the referees to officiate the Nigerian Premier Football League with the fear of God.

    “We don’t want a situation where our clubs will go for inter-club competitions in the continent and get eliminated in the first round. So, anytime we are in a competition, including our national teams, my prayer is for them to do well,” Sanusi insisted.

    On the fate of the U23 coach, Salisu Yusuf who is generally perceived as “untouchable”, the NFF scribe said, “I always want to do my job and allow others to do their jobs too. By virtue of my appointment, I am an administrator and wouldn’t want to delve into any technical matters.

    Continuing, Alhaji Sanusi who was in Morocco with the team said, “Nigeria is at a crossroads. Now you are asking us to intervene in what the coach is doing.

    He however stressed that the Technical Director of the NFF will decide the fate of Salisu Yusuf who failed with the home-based Eagles in CHAN and now the U23 AFCON Qualifiers.

    “Let me tell you that the technical director, whose duty it is to take charge of technical matters like recommending the appointment or removal of coaches is in the the best position to decide on the question you are asking me about Salisu Yusuf,” the NFF scribe tactically buck-passed the question of wether Salisu Yusuf will be removed or not from the national team after failing in another national assignment””

    • So, who be the Technical Director… Eguavoen…Se na Eguavoen go sack Salisu?….A blind man sacking blind man…. We never know where we dey go for this country….

      • Footballfanatic 1 year ago

        Eguavoen na ceremonial head of technical department. ..lmao

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