Is the pitch of good standard before? They just did a shoddy job and started making noise up and down. That sports minister suppose to have been sacked if Nigeria is a sane country. Imagine the pitch they spent billions of naira on few months ago. I think this is the second international match they will play on that pitch since it was commissioned. You know some players equally complained about that stadium after Ghana match. Even Tanzania have a better pitch than us, we are just useless in everything That’s it, someone can not be giant and not slow in everything like Elephant. Slow in thinking, slow in response, slow in development. Giant of Africa by foot Our defences needs work….. We always look vulnerable at the back apart from Bassey.
It is high time the coach revamp the entire defense. So the sports ministry didn’t set up a maintenance team for the pitch of the Abuja stadium shocking! Why are you shocked…? If the pitch doesnt end up in ICU, where will there be another avenue to quote “N400m for re-grassing of the MKO Abiola National Stadium pitch in the 2023 budget…? Even CAF that is based in Cairo knows that the best playing pitch in Nigeria is in Uyo. The Ministry of Sports has offices right there in the national stadium, yet they never saw the state and extent of deterioration of this playing surface.
The performance of the team was subpar. But then, how can we expect them to perform on this eyesore of a pitch? The pitch obviously did not help our players. However, our players did not help themselves either, with the catalogue of missed chances. 2 goals were scored today, which is fine. But when you consider that we could easily have had 4 or 5 goals, then it’s clear we have a problem. We almost paid for it in the final minutes of the game, as S/L took control and came really close to drawing level. If we had taken our chances, the final minutes would not have been such a nail-biting affair.
It’s allow too much pressure on the defence because there is no ball breaker. Secondly, Chukwueze and Simon are not helping out the defence, they supposed to be tracking back. What the coach played is not for the wingers to join the defense buh to join the midfielders in marking We look vulnerable at the back because there is no proper defensive midfielder and our formation is 442 ala 424 as Simon ans Samu are not attack minded. So it was a mistake to take our WorldCup qualifiers to Abuja after all?? See pitch wey dem spend millions of dollars to renovate?? What exactly is our problem gan?? Nobody cares about anything but themselves.
Common pitch, our NFF can’t provide. I don tire jare. Let them continue to do whatever they like! I seriously think Nigerian fans should stage a massive peaceful protest. It has gotten to that point. How can it be that a country like Nigeria cannot 1 football pitch? Missed alot of scoring chances, chukwueze’s own was particularly shocking..
Oya 2nd half It seems OSIMEHN is finally getting his POSITIONING right but needs to be CALMING DOWN. Always too ANXIOUS to SCORE.. Can someone tell CHUKWUEZE to be RAISING HIS HEAD once once when DAZZLING? Mehn.. who do I need to THANK…LAMPARD?? LMFAO!!! IWOBI is now feeling like a MIDFIELD LORD… Half Time! I’m impressed. ‘our defense is leaking, ’ you might say. I know. But you must consider the resources at the coach disposal. With no quality defensive midfielder currently and with the principle of attacking football, he has to do with two natural no10 as his central midfielders. Moses Simon is man of the match so far. Next is Alex iwobi. My analysis of the game will come later. @footballfanatic, it was due to the coach pattern and selection, we don’t have any recognize defensive midfielder on the pitch, it was IWOBI that’s playing the role.
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Well good win for pesseiro. We should habe scored some goals to take off the pressure in the last minute. How many goals did we score? When Etebo came in? I wonder what version of this match you saw. We scored 2 goals because we opened them up with Aribo and Iwobi. Etebo coming in killed the attack.
We could have walloped them 5:0. Next time we will win 6:0, 4:0 because we are super eagles. We have A grade players in top league accross the world and now we have world class coach with winning mentality so every team must fall Such a silly comment. What are you smoking? Chief – I was just thinking the same, I am left pondering if that comment is tongue-in-cheek or out of sheer blind patriotic wishful thinking – The sentiment is on the right tracks at least I’ll give him that much lol Ekong project, Please God take it off Nigeria caused the first goal. One one one dribble.
Good response from these lads. After all we couldn’t beat this same Sierra Leone in a slightly better playing surface under Rohr. Even ivorycoast struggled against them at Afcon. with more wins, the team confidence will come back fully. Apart from the horrible pitch, every other thing was impressive to me. @Ololo Well said bro Gbayi! Did anyone noticed that chukwueze now uses his right foot? Wow I’m impressed, with that he can’t be predictable again and more crosses which can result in goes.
Let us follower the rest of the world. The pitch was poor, but kudos to the boys.. they did their Best, we should commend their effort.. friendly matches are so important.. it gave confidence in Ajayi, I can’t remember the last time Ajayi played in a competitive march ( I know he played in the afcon) he seems to have broken the oyibo wall( na black oyibo him be).. he should be commended for doing that. He was the last player to break the oyibo wall and he is back again to break it… Just look at iwobi, the friendly games made him discover a new position, in defensive midfield.. Players like awaziem should not be invited going further, let him get a good club first..
Poor pitch yet again NFF The team needs some cleansing but as long as picnic is still in charge.. Etebo and other inactive players will continue to be selected.. Accessing this match keenly, i submit that we the Super Eagles is over just hyped. Nothing spectacular about this trash team yet. It’s time Nigeria source determined players irrespective of the clubs they play for, inasmuch the quality to play for the national team is there. Harsh to judge the team’s performance on that treacherous pitch. I think the boys showed the right spirit for the game and more importantly won the game. Anytime the team is losing, the players are overhyped, even before the match ends.
@ Pompei Broda man, I have a serious question If we (and well we do as just fans) know these things which are the very basic building blocks in football today (2022)- The Pitch, The Finance, The PR and the A-Z organisation of the business side then why is it not you or I or any number of the zillions of younger generation and enlightened Nigerians out there today running our country’s football but rather silly, unintelligent and often unintelligible, archaic and backward greedy ape men or for a more current definition “morons” running Nigeria’s football? This is an anomally Yes, but why does it still exist even though we all see it? Or do we all see it? Can we not really do something about this sorry state of affairs? If only Malcolm was alive and a Nigerian! Rubbish! We keep talking about the same things over and over and over again.
We were too predictable. Onyeka should have been a better player in that position. Because he is forward-thinking. Neo. But we could have conceded goals. You think using Aribo amd iwobi was a good option defensively. That pair exposed the defense. You only looked in the aspect of scoring. How long are we going to cry about bad pitches. Nff and sports ministry a great embarrassment. How do you bring any team to play on this kind of pitch.
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Anytime they are winning, Nigeria has a group of highly talented players. Nigerian fans. Nobody is talking about the pitch. No one is talking about the coach being new on the job. No one is talking the new system and philosophy he’s trying to introduce. Players are the guolty party who must always take the flags. NFF isn’t overhyped. It is the players that are overrated.. The same of overhyped players ended so well in Spain, Scotland, Holland, Italy, Germany, name them.
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We shall should sometimes be realistic and considerate in our criticism as times. @ Oladapo Bro Yes o! And while there re at it let them sort out those embarrassingly disappointing pitches too! Unbelievable!! Our govt is sabotaging us with their corruption! I belief we play the most entertaining and purposeful football.
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Kudos to aina and bassey for their beautiful crosses and also big ups to the coaching crew for improving the team. Osihme needs to be cleanical in front of goal, he needs to prove the 100 million tag placed on him. Over all it an improved team but more work needs to be done especially on defense. That injury on ekong looks very serious..
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