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Kahn Mocked Nigeria Before Korea Shocked Germany

Kahn Mocked Nigeria Before Korea Shocked Germany

From Sab Ekeh in Cologne
Germany goalkeeping legend Oliver Kahn was left red in the face when unheralded South Korea bundled his country out of the 2018 World Cup, 24 hours after he had mocked Nigeria’s Super Eagles who were eliminated in Group D following a 2-1 loss to Argentina.
Khan, who was in goal in the 2-0 World Cup final loss to brazil in Japan/Korea 2002, was a guest analyst on German television station ZDF and was less than charitable to the Nigerians.
Asked for his opinion about Nigeria’s performance in the game, the former Bayern Munich captain was dismissive of the Super Eagles.
“Nigerians are full of emotions and they tend to overrate themselves. But they are not good enough to compete at this level,” he said among other uncomplimentary things.
Barely a day later, Germany who are the defending champions of the World Cup were knocked out of the competition after winning just one of three group games.
Korea Republic thumped Germany 2-0 to send them packing and it was an embarrased Kahn who was left with the duty of explaining away Germany’s worst performance in 80 years.
He went ahead to insult the German players but set Toni Kroos ahead for particular mention, calling him all sorts of names for what he described as a pathetic performance from the Real Madrid midfielder.
It was the fourth time in the last five editions that a reigning champion will be kicked out after the first round. 1998 champions France were kicked out in 2002 while 2006 winners Italy failed to go beyond the first round in South Africa four years later. Their successors Spain failed to cross the preliminary hurdle in Brazil 2014 too. Only 2002 winners Brazil escaped the jinx.
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  • Djeniko 3 years ago

    You see. Is Oliver Kahn an obobo? I mean an albino? Maybe he is in between an obobo and a normal skin. Whatever, Oliver Kahn is too insultive. Anyone who is insultive is lacking self discipline and self assurance. Because of his skin pigments he has inferiority complex. These inferiority complex guys believed in fierceness to survive.

  • Khan!!
    Well perhaps you can explain better how the defending champions get knocked out at group stage just like Nigeria was. I guess you will be humble enough to admit your team is worst and between the two teams who plays against a higher opposition?
    Against higher opposition at least Nigeria was able to score a single goal, can we say the same against Germany?
    F**** I*****

  • OKPONKU 3 years ago

    i could tell u that eventhough Nig is having a German coach they still hate us. i was live in Germany ,the day we played ISLAND;They were all against us. Am even suspecting our so called coach . we were on draw level of which was good enough,he supposed to have made his changes then to waste some time but he never till the time we were a goal down. when we most needed time. and u know from the history that ARG are past Germans.

  • Bryt oni 3 years ago

    This is so true. I live in Bonn in Deutschland. They never support African teams. But today am so happy Germany lost to S.Korea.

  • HHHOhohohohohohohhohohoho!!!!! Nothing can compare to my joy of seeing Germany kicked out like they don’t matter.

    Where is that ordinary albino Oliver CAN or KHAN…That very yeye goal keeper that Okocha take clean yansh…He still has not forgiven us for that shame Okocha brought on him….

    • @ Buki……LOLOLOLOLOL chai.. no kill me with laugh abeg. Who go forgive Okocha after such disgrace/embarrassment? Okocja nearly ruin him career naaaw

  • Manfred 3 years ago

    This report is absolutely on point..I live in Potsdam Berlin and I can say it categorically that they don’t want to even hear that name super eagles b4 and after every Nigeria match there is always a negative comments about us…Musa scored a very good goals but they just made it look ordinary saying it was just a luck..Commentator saying they just defeated Iceland i believe they will be talking about the trophy already this is just Iceland but i know how proud this people are…from a football commentator it shows the level of hatred and now this happened South Korea 2..German Nazi 0…

  • Babatunde 3 years ago

    It is alarming how some germans can sometimes revert to their repute as racists while others look on. I also live in Germany and was looking forward to down-to-earth analysis of games at the world cup. I was disappointed.

    A certain german national player who never makes the cut and has never played international football called Kramer was appointed as an analyst on the ARD/ZDF platform. His utterances were typical of a myopic idiot who showed his understanding of german football and nothing further. Rather than give an unbiased assessment of the game, he could only lambast the nigerian team (some of the nigeria players have demonstrated that they are better than he is by playing in the premier league regularly while he has only managed the german bundesliga)and how they were going to get beaten by the Icelandic team, his moderator not any better. The euphorie of the commentator was so pronounced during the game every time the Icelander attacked our goal and totally the reverse when we made incursions on the other side that even my german wife noticed it! After Nigeria won the game, such was their unpreparedness and bias that the moderator with a stern look announced that there was not going to be an analysis of the game FOR THE FIRST TIME…!!!!

  • Kahn is obviously very biased against Nigeria. But one thing that he said has also been said by some of us here on this site: that we tend to overrate ourselves. This same website still has a poll of over 3,000 people of which nearly 50% thought the SE would win the WC, that is ahead of Brazil (15%), Argentina (7%), Spain (8%) and Germany (12%). How they thought that is something I can never understand. So many forumites here were so sure we would beat Argentina quite comprehensively. That did not happen either. I called for humility as being better than making boastful claims or predictions. It is for the same reason of lack of humility that I am glad Germany were thrown out of the WC by a country that even failed to qualify for the group of 16. Pride truly comes before a fall. Are we going to learn our lessons? If history is anything to go by, I don’t think so.

  • Babatunde Babajide 3 years ago

    Really sad that after two world ears that German people can be as biased as this! The lack of a clinical striker did Nigeria in. We definitely were would have beaten Argentina. They are not as good as they tbink they are and believe France will beat them in the round of 16. As for the Germans they should watch out we are coming for them.