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Super Eagles’ Ratings In 1-0 Defeat To Tunisia: Sadiq Is Standout Performer

Super Eagles’ Ratings In 1-0 Defeat To Tunisia: Sadiq Is Standout Performer

The Super Eagles crashed out of 2021 AFCON after a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Tunisia in an AFCON 2021 Round of 16 match at the Roumde Adjia Stadium, Garoua on Sunday, January 23 2022.

In this piece, Completesports.com rates the performances of the players Austine Eguavoen featured in the match, on the scale of 1 to 10..


Maduka Okoye (5)

Misjudged the flight of the ball from Yousseff Msakni which flew past him. Other than than that shot that couldn’t stop and another he stretched with fine reflex to save in later in the second half, Maduka Okoye didn’t do much in the game.

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Ola Aina (5)

Ola Aina failed to deal with a long pass which started the build up to the Tunisian goal against the Super Eagles.

Did not do enough going forward to support the attack just like he did in previous games.

William Troost-Ekong (5)

Troost-Ekong should take part of the blame for Tunisia’s goal as the scorer, Youssef Msakni, was allowed all the time and space to shoot.

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Also, his build up from defence to attack was too slow which gave the Tunisians time to organize themselves.

Kenneth Omeruo (5)

Just like his central defensive partner, Kenneth Omeruo should take part of the blame for Tunisia’s goal after failing to close down the goal scorer.

Zaidu Sanusi (6)

Tried to help the Eagles attack by lunging into attack while carrying out his defensive duties.

Had a chance to draw the Eagles level, but his low shot off his weaker right foot missed the target.

Wilfred Ndidi (5)

Ndidi was beaten easily by Tunisia’s goal scorer who dribbled past him before volleying into the net.

Had two good efforts close to the edge of the opponent’s 18 yard box, but fired off target.

Joe Aribo (6)

Joe Aribo was lively in the midfield for the Super Eagles and almost put the Eagles ahead in the first half, but his goal-bound shot was blocked for a corner.

Was eventually replaced with two minutes left in the game.

Samuel Chukwueze (6)

Chikwueze tried to make something happen but was well contained by the well organized Tunisians.

Headed a long pass across goal which was intended for Taiwo Awoniyi, but the striker was beaten to the ball by the Tunisia keeper.

Moses Simon (6)

Moses Simon was closely checked by the Tunisians on the left side of the Super Eagles’ attack, with at least two always breathing down his neck each time he got the ball, which reduced his threats.

Had a big chance to equalize for the Eagles after controlling a cross, but saw his effort hit the keeper.

Kelechi Iheanacho (5)

Not one of his best performances in the Super Eagles’ shirt for Kelechi Iheanacho as he struggled to make any serious impact.

Was booked for a foul on a Tunisian player, and was replaced by Iwobi early in the second half.

Taiwo Awoniyi (5)

Taiwo Awoniyi, was well kept in check by the Tunisia backline as he struggled to get any clear scoring opportunity before going off for Peter Olayinka on the hour mark.


Alex Iwobi (3)

Was brought on as a 59th minute replacement for Kelechi Iheanach to help the Super Eagles get back into the game, but got himself sent off five minutes later for a bad tackle on an opponent.

Umar Sadiq (7)

Had his best game for the Super Eagles as he troubled the Tunisian defence after he came on for Samuel Chukwueze in the 74th minute.

Almost sent the game into extra time after he was played through on goal, but saw his effort narrowly miss the target with the keeper well beaten.

Peter Olayinka (6)

Came on for Taiwo Awoniyi in the 69th minute, and tried to help the Supers Eagles get back into the game by charging down the backline of the Tunisians but never got any clear cut chance on goal.

Ahmed Musa – Not Rated

It was a cameo role for the Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa. He replaced Aribo with just only the stoppage time added on left to be played, but unfortunately, he never had any impact in the game.

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  • Ololo 4 months ago

    Hope picnic is happy now!

    You sack a coach who met all targets plus bronze in last Afcon for a man to.play tiki taka.. God will punish You for putting your pride ahead of the joy of the nation..

    If Nigeria is a serious country, we should never let people like picnic head our football.. the disaster you were trying to prevent is putting tears in our eyes.. picnic should resign if not he will kill soccer in this country..

  • pompei 4 months ago

    Our own was drafted in as a stop gap solution, and had a very short time to prepare for Africa’s biggest football tournament. Yes, the short time was a problem, and covid was also a huge problem, but all the other teams had the same problems. So no excuses.
    Our own did what he could, but failed for the following reasons:
    1) NFF INCOMPETENCE: No need to talk too much about that. I’m tired of flogging a dead horse.
    2) TACTICAL NAIVETY: This is a traditional Nigerian football problem. It has always been with us. We have one way of playing football, the so-called “Nigerian Way”. Attacking thru the wings using our physicality and athletic advantages. When that fails, WE ARE DONE. And it usually fails when we meet well organized teams.
    These teams don’t need to have star players. They don’t even need to be gifted individually. As long as they are well organized, they have what it takes to beat teams like Nigeria.
    The periods when we experience success, it’s down to the sheer superiority of the players we have at that time. E.g. in the 1990s, we had incredible players. Their superiority was enough to give us some success, but when we meet tactically sound, well organized teams like Italy, it all goes south.
    In periods when we don’t have superior players, we usually struggle.
    Nigeria lost to Tunisia today because we were tactically naive. We failed to identify and exploit Tunisia’s weaknesses, and we failed to identify and avoid/counter their strengths.
    We just keep trying the same cookie cutter solutions, relying on wing play and the individual abilities of our players to survive. Today, it was not enough. When the individual abilities of our players proved not enough, our team had little to no synergistic advantages to bring to the table.
    During the recent world cup qualifiers, we met so-called minnows, small teams that were well organized, AND WE STRUGGLED. At the Afcon, we surprised Egypt because we played in a way that was different from the ROHR TEMPLATE, and Queiroz and company likely prepared for the game using the Rohr template. After that game, Sudan and GB prepared for us, and figured us out tactically, but they did not have the personnel to keep us at bay.
    For the first time in the competition, we met a side that had figured us out tactically, and had the personnel, technically gifted players, AND WE WERE BUNDLED OUT OF THE TOURNAMENT.
    It is now common knowledge in the football world that to beat Nigeria, you only need 2 things:
    1) Be well organized, well drilled.
    2) Have decent players. You don’t need big stars. Just decent players.
    Against teams like these, our individual abilities are nullified, and because we are tactically moribund, the advantage swings to our opponent’s favour.
    We need a coaching crew that is tactically aware, with strong problem-solving skills.
    Most important, we need a competent NFF.

    • Tiray 4 months ago

      What is the difference between big star and decent players? In fact, you are only chewing noise. The coach did a wonderful job in that match as both sides were tactically careful in the first stanza. That was exactly how you approach a match of such high intensity. Apart from the keeper failing when it matters most, the coach wasn’t the person that told Iwobi to cause a red card offense. That is where the match was eventually lost. Let’s learn to call a spade by its original name instead of pull him down syndrome.

      • Iwobi red card was when, is it after or before his introduction? And what stop you from reacting immediately? That goal was scored in 47 minute I guess. Did you watch Gabon match? Most of this Tunisia players are made up players from Esperance, Zamalek etc and your world rated calibers of players could not score a single goal even when playing against team B. If it was Nigeria that had the kind of covid issue you guys will make it as an excuse. Remember that was what the only match they scored us first in the competition and you call it a good team. Gabon played as team despite one man down and the issues with their star players Auba and Lemina bit was unfortunate to exit the competition on penalties which if our eagles have ended like that we will say its luck. Try to learn bro you are part of people who put us in this condition today

  • Ako AMADI 4 months ago

    Nigeria is a country where a failure is celebrated as a STANDOUT PERFORMER

    • Aswear. Bringing that man in, is part of the reasons why we are were we are now. He was a product of one the times the panic button was pressed. Equaveon really showed his naviety. Just ordinary 1-0, he became panicky and started throwing in players left, right and centre. He should have relaxed, remove Awoniyi and keep Iheanacho.

  • DeSTAR 4 months ago

    @Ololo , the clueless Rohr ought to have been kicked out after his directionless 4years by his business partner Amaju Fraud-Pinnick .

    Eguafon tried his best but himself messed up with some of the same banana peal that eventually buried Rohr .

    Only a corrupt football federations as Amaju Fraud-Pinnick that would have made a clueless type of Rohr to be the longest reign coach , given us average goalkeepers in his entire 6 years directionless journey

    • Dr. Drey 4 months ago

      Hahahahaha….shameless liar. Which lie lie banana peel….? Was Egauvoen owed any salaries or match bonuses…? Were internal saboteurs planted in his team to destabilize them…? Where they forced to play on a pitch full of weeds…? Where his players owed bonuses….? Was he stripped of capable hands in his technical crew…? He even had 3 ex players as technical assistants……yet a common assistant coach took him to the tactical dust bin with the “best players in Africa” tat we have lmaooo…..and you are here shamelessly blaming all and sundry….LMAO.

      An assistant coach with zero profile online and a depleted team taught your 9 best local guadiolas including the so-called technical director of your football the basic art of coaching.

      I never knew we had world class goalkeepers anywhere in the world….LMAO

      • Eguavoen needs more time to prepare the team for matches. The 2 weeks wasn’t going to be enough though it is obvious he did his best. Sometimes, our best may not be good enough. Let’s forge a way forward instead of living a spilt milk. That match is gone.

    • Ayphillydegrea 4 months ago

      I’m pretty sure it was Rohr that kicked you out in the round of 16. Lmao!! Oga find other excuses you’re just ranting without facts. Everyone knew Rohr will leave eventually, but that’s exactly what you get for firing a coach at the eve of a major tournament. Live with it and start fasting that you can qualify for the WorldCup.

  • That goal wasn’t caused by the defence. Our defence has nothing to do with that goal, apart from the fact that Aina should have stopped the build up, but failed.
    That goal was largely causee by our midfield, specifically, Aribo. But I wouldn’t really blame him because I’m sure he was playing to the coach’s instructions.
    Apart from defensive duties, Aribo was also saddled with the responsibility of assisting Iheanacho in play making. As a consequence, he made a lot of attacking forays. However, whenever he pushed the attack, he was leaving a gaping hole in the midfield. But I must commend him, because he really tried to track back and cover up. The Tunisians however, managed to exploit that opening. That was why the player who scored had all the time to take that shot without much challenge. If you watch the replay critically, you will discover that Aribo tracked back to stop that player from shooting, but he was a tad bit late.
    This was exactly why I was canvassing for Iwobi to start. If Iwobi had started, Aribo would have been more defensive and less attacking. But that is now in the past

  • Dr. Drey 4 months ago

    Please where is the lunatic that said it is easier to win a 24 team AFCON than to win an 8 team AFCON…? LMAOoooo

    Where is his brother too that called a team that consisted of Enyeama, Taye Taiwo, Yobo, Okocha, Kanu, Oruma, Mikel, Obodo, Kaita, Osaze, Obagoal a less talented team simply becuse he wanted to add some yeast to Eguadiola’s dead coaching profile…? LMAOoooooo.

    They should please come and explain the logic and sanity behind their reasoning please……LMAOoooo.

    May the sorrow which y’all just plugged us into never dissipate from your lives

    Imagine this is what we paid $2m dollars for…..LMAOoooo

  • DeSTAR 4 months ago

    @Pompei you are spot on with your analysis; for Nigeria football to move forward this corrupt useless NFF must go ;

    I also have reservations of the incoming coach Pasiero ; no quality and upright foreign coach would have ever accepted contract with NFF that couldn’t paid his predecessors as much as 8months , and of course Amajau Fraud-Pinnick wouldn’t give anyone contract without doing business with them.

    Eguafon tried , the players tried , they were also unlucky with the red undeserved red card and error from the goalkeeper who is the best Rohr could give us in his 6 years directionless.

    Eguafon too have his own blame , I was never a fan of Eguafon until this tournament as I have said on his appointment that he is a upgraded local version of Rohr , as his Mr Yes sir without complain as Rohr , only God knows how many months salary he would probably been owed by NFF , with a peanut salary which I was very sure then would be the major reason Eguafon was crying over Eguafon.

    Eguafon does not have bench , and I raised the alarm then , that Dessers and Akin Amoo are the players that could have made differences for him in Afcon, but he chooses to waste one slot for Igahalo, wasted another one 4th goalkeeper John Noble who has no business in CHAN eagles let alone SE (those are 2 slots of Dessers and Amoo that were wasted)

    • William d conqueror 4 months ago

      Like I always said on this forum, see where corruption leads us. It is well.

    • pompei 4 months ago

      If I had a choice, I prefer to be wrong, and we end up with the trophy, than to be right and we fail.
      I feel bad for the coach and the players. They really tried. But it’s hard to succeed when you have incompetent football administrators.

    • Edafe Ehis 4 months ago

      @DeSTAR. It is very painful that we lost n no one is denying that. However, we don’t need a foreign coach that is the truth. What the result of our last game shown is that we need to dedicate more time for planning. You don’t appoint an interim coach on the eve of a competition and expect good results over night. That wasn’t going to be possible if we are sincere. Tunisia has been training together for years and were recently in Fifa Arab summit, so how did you campare a team like that to the SE that was hurriedly put together within weeks? In all fairness, it really has nothing to do with Eguavoen but more on time factor. I think the NFF is going to do something in that direction.

      • We need a foreign coach period and not a single time ape t on any if our ex-internationals ever again. That is the simple honest truth.

        Even if you give Eguavoen the same 3 years to prepare this team, the results will still be the same.

        Our ex-internationals just don’t have it. Period. From now till they Kingdom come, only foreign coaches should be allowed in Super Eagles.

        Enough of this Back sliding.

  • _Nigeria vs Tunisia Player Ratings_

    On a night pregnant with a lot of tantalising possibilities, Eguavoen’s Super Eagles delivered a badly malnourished kwashiorkor brand of football that effectively nailed Nigeria’s abortion from the ongoing Afcon in Cameroon.

    Tunisia vanquished the Super Eagles 1:0 in the most brutal fashion in Sunday’s second round match which threw to the mud every good thing the team achieved in the group stages.

    A second half delightful dribble, deadly drive and delicate delivery from long range was all it took for Tunisia’s Youssef Msakni to put Nigeria to the sword in 47 minutes.

    As a guest pundit on Flames TV last week, I was asked if Nigeria were title contenders by the other delighted guests. I said it was too early to call; the room fell silent. For me, Eguavoen’s in-game 4-2-4 formation was worrisome. I thought it left us way short in midfield. More so, I had yet to see his boys’ resourcefulness in trying to claw back a deficit.

    And these factors proved to be the coup de grâce. With Ndidi left destitute, Msakni pulled the trigger that dealt a mortal blow to the title ambitions of Nigeria. Sadly Eguavoen’s efforts to claw back the deficit was holed below the waterline by Iwobi’s jejune tackle which handed him his walking papers.

    The outcome of this encounter has now firmly put the dagger in the hands of those fans who waited patiently in the shadows, only to come out and crucify this timid, Ill-prepared table-soccer inspired team as they see it.

    In this curtain call, I offer my player ratings below:

    1, Maduka Okoye (4.5/10) was never truly convincing throughout the tournament and he was truly awful on Sunday. His savable blunder from a long range effort, despite the mildest of deflections, contributed to Nigeria’s demise. Despite making some decent saves, I have never had faith in Okoye’s presentation and his performance today vindicated all my prior concerns.

    2, Ola Aina (5/10) played a part in Tunisia’s goal by not effectively neutralising the threat from the source. Sunday’s performance was a slight wrinkle in what was otherwise a brilliant all round campaign for the former Chelsea man.

    3, William Troost-Ekong (6/10) delivered some neat and purposeful long passes in this encounter. Tried as he did, the Watford man couldn’t provide the leadership needed to prevent Nigeria from sinking in a quagmire.

    4, Kenneth Omeruo (5/10) is not expected to start any more matches for the Super Eagles going forward. This war horse put in a decent defensive shift today but a number of his long balls went astray. Adieu Omeruo.

    5, Zaidu Sanusi (5/10) forever struggled to sustain neat deliveries from the flank. His game was without poise nor elegance but he delivered his defensive brief admirably when called upon. The look for a more flamboyant left fullback for Nigeria continues.

    6, Wilfred Ndidi (5/10) was once again involved in the sequence of events that hurt the Super Eagles mortally in an Afcon knockout stage encounter. He was hung out to dry in the dribble that led to the fatal delivery this time around, having committed the killer foul against Algeria in 2019. Other than that, it was routinely ‘by the tackles by the end’ for Ndidi on Sunday with nothing extra-special produced to lift his team.

    7, Joe Aribo (5/10) was ‘absent without leave (AWOL)’ to leave his post unguarded for the baneful moment. What a moment to be missing in action! Other than that, he had a decent tournament and tonight, he did the best he could, but it just wasn’t good enough.

    8, Kelechi Iheanacho (5/10) executed the sort of hand-swiping foul that earned him a straight yellow in the English Premier League this season and the outcome today was no different. Save for some overcooked passes and underwhelming movements, Iheanacho huffed and puffed for the time he was on without blowing even a pin down.

    9, Samuel Chukwueze (4.5/10) will have problems dancing on ice as this will require the use of both feet. At least 2 crosses from him were eye popping but his take-ons were a let-down. A night not to remember; a tournament to forget for the Villarreal regular-sub.

    10, Moses Simon (4.5/10) showed a distinct lack of versatility today as all his signature moves were erased. Telling crosses were short in supply, his set pieces were wholly inadequate even for a Sunday league, his dribbles were doused and his overall impact curtailed. A night to forget but a group stage to savour for the diminutive winger.

    11. Taiwo Awoniyi (4.5/10) was largely anonymous tonight. With service to him either curtailed, inadequate or overcooked, he was effectively rendered redundant. His movements failed to yield any fruits and his overall performance in the tournament lacked the cutting edge.

    12, Ahmed Musa’s (4/10) performance and that of a headless chicken weren’t wholly incompatible tonight. The captain showed little inspiration and his introduction failed to generate the second wind for Nigeria. He put himself about and did his utmost, but that was about it.

    13, Alex Iwobi (2/10) the great (as he is fondly called by his rabid and fanatical flock of sheep) was greatly mistaken to think his cruel foul would go unpunished. You never want to see such a leg breaker as it could have led to lights out for the Tunisian player in an already depleted team. To his credit, Iwobi injected some urgency to the Super Eagles play. Had he been phlegmatic and abstemious with his tackle, Nigeria could have been more potent in the dying minutes.

    14, Sadiq Umar (6.5/10) delivered his best game on the worst night for the Super Eagles. He brought in a sense of verisimilitude with his authentic take ons and deadly deliveries that were a whisker away from dragging the Super Eagles back into the encounter. A wretched tournament, but an unforgettable night for the Almeria sharpshooter.

    Peter Olayinka (4/10) did not conjure any jump-scare moments for the Tunisian audience to fret. He did provide the extra body up front but that was just about it. With the Super Eagles already depleted, crestfallen and out of ideas, there was little – if anything – Olayinka could do.

    Coach Eguavoen (4.5/10) cut a despondent persona as he watched years of table soccer illustrations go up in smoke against a stricken Tunisia. His boys lacked intensity in the first half and were thoroughly curtailed in the second. His credentials of clawing back deficits took a major wack as his substitute earned a straight red and the other 10 foot soldiers on grass ran out of ideas. The concerns I raised in my post-match analysis against Guinea Bissau effectively came home to roost, swallowing the hopes of Super Eagles fans.

    For all his swashbuckling bravado in the group stages, Eguavoen’s campaign ended in a damp squib for a man who is now left to ponder about where it all went wrong.

    Nigeria 0:1 Tunisia.

    • Samuel 4 months ago

      All this one no longer matter. We lost we lost and we are out, that’s it. Let us mount pressure on the NFF so that they begin to prepare Eguavoen and his charges for other games in time.

      • There are those still inter in the appraisal of the match. Having said that, I thoroughly understand why you are keen to draw a line under the sand expeditiously.

    • John-I 4 months ago

      Rubbish! Sadiq missed the best chance of the game. Should be 2.1

  • Samuel 4 months ago

    Let us prepare to welcome our SE upon their arrival today. They did their best though it wasn’t good enough. Some teams were ousted in the group stages and our own SE got to the 2nd round, that tells something. We still have world cup playoffs in coming up soon, let’s look forward and forget about this unfortunate loss. God bless Nigeria.

  • Elijah Samson 4 months ago

    Egu needs time to prepare. Rhor took over with no time to prepare, he qualified us for afcon and wc. In a group of death. Went to afcon and took third. My question is, do you give a man a target and still not let him fail or accomplish the set target before giving your verdict? The first target then was qualify us for wc and afcon, he achieved it. This time, is qualify us for wc and afcon and win the afcon and get to wc round of 16. He has qualified us for the afcon and as for the wc he has not done bad. 4wins, 1lose and 1draw which still make se quality for the play off meaning the set target is still on course. So why the sacking? Is it beautiful football we need or results? You all know that the man Rhor was doing well until the nff planted some evil seeds around him as assistants you understand what I mean. If your child’s behavior change, do you throw away the child instead of investigating the course? The law of camar. I rest my case.

    • May your brain never go dormant sir. I hope they will not come after you because they don’t want to hear that man name. See one of them with big grammar and twisted English rating. #karma

      • You are a jealous fucking idiot Tayo. May you rot in hell for all eternity. I have always said it: I hate you. It is not my fault that parents wasted money on you only to come to public space and spew rubbish. I am not working today so I await your response. Let’s do this bastard. I ignored you the other day but today I have your time. Hopeless son of a Bitch. I absolutely dispise you. Fucking bastard. Na me say make you no fit write good English? Oloshi Oloribiku. I am waiting o. Omoale.

        • @deo I never intend to insultyou or belittle you as am one of the ardent fans of your write up. Try to understand me. Good to know you are Yoruba like me, why are you abusing me in native language? It hasn’t got to this my brother and me like you just that our opinions always differ here as i always find it difficult to understand which side you stand. Thanks bro, looking forward to your details write up on how we can get out of the situation our bad administration put our football in at the moment.

          • Marvelous 4 months ago

            Am not sure that response is from @deo. That’s not how he talks, that response sounds like @jimmyball.

  • Dr Banks 4 months ago

    The gospel truth of our problem was in Gernot Rohr quote below, only the wise will understand him here:

    Everybody wants to have the best for Nigeria; they want to have beautiful football and good results.

    Sometimes it’s not easy to do these two things; to have the results and also to make a big spectacle and to play a beautiful game. The thing that is very important, the first one now must be the result and that is what we tried all the time to do. But all the time also with good offensive spirit and good scores.

    Let all read and digest these words with clarity of mind and you will see where NFF lost the plot

    • Ikeben 4 months ago

      Very True. Nigerians want fancy football but Rohr put more emphasis on getting the Result and he did. But we say this and that and today we get beautiful play yet no spine. He qualified us with ease we thought he was lucky. In last Afcon, he lost to Madagascar, but still gave us bronze beaten Tunisia in a game that was very technical but not so fanciful. But we said what is Bronze, with all our talents.

      Let him go, we don’t enjoy our football, Let us fall with our own was the new slogan. Remember if you don’t value what you have you loose it. We shouted leave Rohr til after AFCON, he has a target to win it, then you can sack him if he looses. But no, we said we need to avoid disaster. So how far, have we avoided disaster or embraced disaster. NFF was too busy planning his sack that they forgot to send letters on time to Ighalo and Dennis. So how far.

      I just hope we can bounce back early in other to qualify for World cup.

  • Please will this Egu continue as super eagle coach God forbid.

  • Ololo 4 months ago

    If Nigerians don’t Mount pressure on those nff chiefs we will continue to suffer more and more heart breaks..

    Okoye is not at fault, neither it is iwobi.. all the players kept saying freedom , freedom, is it freedom to misbehave.. rohn was a German and known for discipline and result.. how many of those red cards did we get during rohn tenure.. players arrive early, those who misbehave don’t start games.. they were not given too much freedom that will create space for other teams to score them, and his invitations were purely on merit,

    If we don’t put pressure on nff all these will repeat itself

    • Prof. Tamuno Offiali 4 months ago

      I havent read down to see what other gifted and erudite writers and analysts like DEO, HUSH, DESTAR, GREENTURF, AYPHILLY, JIMMYBALL, DR DREY, JOHN 1, CHRISTIAN MINISTRIRS, MAHMUD, KELS, IWUNZE, CHIMA, CHINENYE, BOMBOY, OMO9JA etc (note: some I always side with and others I dont, but that doesnt mean I dont regard all these men highly) think, but without sense of sentiment or bias; this position by POMPEI summaries our FOOTBALL story and history to date.

      That is why I believe we should create a long term developmetal template akin to what FRANCE, SPAIN and lately ENGLAND devised which has since seen them evolve and are now winning tournaments or doing better in competitions.

      ENGLAND had to jettison their kick and follow cum wing play and in the last 6 years have won U17 & u20 WCs, played in the semis of a WC and won SILVER at the Euros!

      Any other comment here as to why SE crashed out other than what POMPEI brilliantly surmised will be borne out of sentiment! It will be a battle between the GLOATING Pro ROHR and the majority who wanted a breath of fresh air!

      If you ask for my sentimental position, I will tell you that ROHR probably wouldn’t have made it out of the grouo stage giving how very badly his team had regressed. But that conjecture falls under a big IF! Afterall, we saw him lost to a very poor ARGENTINE team where his tactical ingenuity was laid bare for all to see!

      • MuYiwa 4 months ago

        You dont mean it lol. Rohr wouldn’t make it out of the group. Lol. Rohr defeated both Egypt and Tunisia in 2019. Egu couldn’t beat a team ravaged by covid. 12 players were missing and the coach. Rohr has never failed to hit any target for him bro.

        • Dr Banks 4 months ago

          @Prof. Tamuno Offiali, you goofed big time here to vomit such rubbish that Rohr will not make it out of the group involving Sudan and EG, what are you smoking when comparing Messi’s Argentina with any country in Africa?

          Eguavoen played the group stage by just motivating the players with no tactical injection different from Rohr hence they said they enjoyed the freedom to express themselves. Now we can see where their expression landed them

  • The truth is that rohr knows this team more than many of us even the nff that is why he was trying to bring back ighalo, Victor moses and many of us call him names instead of us to understand that this team need some expirience players that Can hold themself when things goes another Way and encorage the younger one’s instead they put an incompetent man as a coach may God help us.

  • JimmyBall 4 months ago

    @Dr.Drey… This is 2022, be matured at once and stop bullying and insulting people without provocation so that we can atleast pretend to believe that you a truly a Dr… a PhD holder even though smart guys here know that’s a farce… atleast help us pretend to believe you with more mature attitude here I take God beg you. Last night I no do you anything, say anything to you before you call me Idiot and went about detailing content of the work. Contract you approved me in Germany… Please be mature in this 2022, it’s all love for football here, stop the attitude that everyone must queue up behind you… State your thoughts and allow people state theirs. Thanks as you make an attempt to become a more tolerant forumite.

    • Marvelous 4 months ago

      Is it now that you want to be reasonable?

    • Dr. Drey 4 months ago

      Hahahahaha….when you stop being “normally reckless” with your mouth, talking without reasoning and telling us FAT LIES (like having watched Thompson Usiyen when you were actually a mere “6 year old at abdijan 84”), we too will start pretending and assuming you are well brought up, decent, mature and in reality possess 2 bachelors degrees and 1 masters degree in Engineering.

      I still don’t understand how a “44 year old” will be vomiting lies upon lies in public just because he’s seeking clout and validity….LMAOooo.

      You can feed my village……LMAOoooo. Please go and feed your kinsmen who are IDPs in your state first before you think of feeding my “village”…..LMAOoooo

  • John-I 4 months ago

    Sadiq wey miss open goal? Lol

    • Musa Yahaya 4 months ago

      Despite their shock defeat to Tunisia on Sunday night, the Super Eagles players came out tops in several performances indices., according to stats from football statistics website Whoscored.

      With a rating of 7.27, Torino fullback Ola Aina was the best rated Super Eagles player, placing first ahead of Wilfred Ndidi (6.82), Zaidu Sanusi (6.72) and Joe Aribo (6.63).

      Nigeria had thirteen shots with Ndidi registering a game-high five, none of which was on target, and two less than the whole Tunisian team combined.

      The Leicester City midfielder (3) was the most fouled Nigeria player, while Aina completed three take-ons – a joint game-high figure alongside Youssef Msakni, who netted the winning goal shortly after the restart.

      Omeruo won a game-high six aerial duels, placing first ahead of Seifeddine Jaziri (5) , Joe Aribo (4) and William Troost-Ekong (3).

      Zaidu Sanusi had the most touches of the ball (88) and a team-leading 93.2 percent for passing accuracy.

      Moses Simon registered four key passes, more than any other player on the pitch; Ndidi was the most fouled player on the Nigeria side (3), and as you would expect the number four was the team’s top tackler with three.

      When it came to interceptions, Aina was the Super Eagles stat leader with three and made one block alongside Ndidi and Omeruo.