Former Secretary-General of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi has declared that the Super Eagles players are very far from being a formidable side that can challenge for the Group B ticket in the African qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.
Ogunjobi, who spoke with The Authority, while reacting to the Super Eagles performance under new Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr in last Saturday’s 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) dead rubber qualifier against Tanzania’s Taifa Stars, believes that the Eagles have a lot of works to do to be very competitive.
According to him, the players were too individualistic and lacked cohesion throughout the match which they struggled to win at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State by a slim 1-0.
He singled out Victor Moses as one of the Eagles, who was just too individualistic in his approach to the game, denying the team many scoring opportunities. Ogunjobi, however hailed the defence for their promising display in the match and hopes they keep it up when the African World Cup qualifiers kick-off in October.
“Yes, I watched the Super Eagles game against Tanzania and honestly I think there are a lot of weaknesses in the team. You could notice that the players could not play as a team. There was no cohesion, rather they were just individualistic, especially with Victor Moses. He was carrying the ball too much and they could not give the right passes.