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Will Africa Miss the Super Eagles At 2015 AFCON?

Will Africa Miss the Super Eagles At 2015 AFCON?

The 30th edition of the African Cup of Nations kicks off (today) Saturday, 17 January 2015.

The tournament which is being hosted by Equatorial Guinea after Morocco withdrew as hosts due to fears over the Ebola disease outbreak in parts of the continent will not have defending champions, Nigeria, defend the title they won in 2013.


The Super Eagles failed to qualify from a relatively easy group and many African football experts are already ruing the absence of the team still handled by out-of-contract Stephen Keshi.

How do you see the 2015 AFCON panning out: Do you think the quality of football on show will be low?


Is it more ‘comfortable’ watching a tournament without your own team (Super Eagles) which saves you nervous moments?

Is the AFCON miss a blessing in disguise in the face of the Ebola threat, or should the Federal Government of Nigeria have accepted to host the tournament when Nigeria’s qualification chances was floundering?

How can the Nigeria Football Federation and technical crew of the Super Eagles and indeed other Nigerian national teams avoid such embarrassing qualification situations in future?

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  • Agbata Dickson Ukolojo 7 years ago

    To me i believe the tournament is going boring do to the absent of super eagles, bcuz i felt happy whenever i see super eagles playing, but for now no country can put smile on my face, and i can heap blame on players or coach bt i know is that, there must be God’s plan before the failure, and for the nation, Nigeria to host AFCON while Ebola is taking life i don’t think is a good idea, bt NFF should remain firm and support coaches without their support i think there would be progress, the last one most of NFF are praying for the failure of the team.

  • Definitely Africa and the world will miss Nigeria. Already Nigerians and other visitors have been complaining about the absence of the Super Eagles. Who does not like to watch the Eagles? Anyway the space between now and the 2017 AFCON is something if properly used can revive Nigeria’s football. Already AMAJU is doing all the right things especially wanting to give KESHI a new contract. Just enjoy the Afcon matches

  • Samson Udoh 7 years ago

    Honestly, I think something will be missing in this AFCON without the Super Eagles of Nigeria though we deserved not to be there because those who qualified ahead of us actually worked harder for it. However, the truth is that Nigeria is known to bring some kind of glamour to the Africa Nations Cup through their brand of football and individual talents, as well as what the Nigeria Supporters Club is known for all over the world. On those premises, yes, Eagles will be missed by the rest of the continent at the 2015 AFCON.

  • David katung 7 years ago

    Sincerely speaking the absence of the super eagles in nation cup is a big slap on our face. Infact de whole world missed super eagle, the whole competition is very slow, not entertaining, no spectators and will not benefit from these competition. My prayers is that super eagle should always be serious in all their game txns.