On the back of the shock, not all together unexpected failure of the home-based Super Eagles, who crashed out of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations after they lost 3-2 on penalties to Cape Verde in a losers’ quarterfinal clash on Saturday night, spotlight is again shed on the poor management of the Nigeria Professional Football League.
In recent times, the league has been run haphazardly having often failed to commence to schedule with players not playing meaningful football for whole calendar years.
Imama Amapakabo’s men will now shift attention to their 2019 African Nations Championship, second leg, final round qualifying fixture against Togo were they are expected to lose and crash out yet again; they are trailing 4:1 from the first leg!
A double whammy for Super Eagles supporters!
Those managing our local League have to take a long hard look at themselves.
This has to be one of the worst seasons for home-based Super Eagles in a very long time.
Lessons need to be learnt and applied so that future seasons can be far, far better than this.
It wasn’t that long ago that home-based players were making the main Super Eagles squad. A home-based player Sunday Mba scored the winning goal for Nigeria in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
Now they can’t even make meaningful impact in Wafu whilst being on the cusp of failing to qualify for CHAN.
Poor, very poor indeed.
A Super Eagles supported said on an online media platform: "Anybody who blames the coach for this string of belly turning results should really think twice. Our local football is stone dead like a mummy, hence , you don’t expect him to perform wonders with rusty legs.
Our local league is nothing to write home about. Pitiful!"