Minister of Youth and Sports activities Improvement, Sunday Dare, says solely a win in Freetown might be acceptable to Nigerians when the Tremendous Eagles tackle their Sierra Leonean counterparts within the reverse Group L fixture of the 2022 African Nations Cup qualifiers in Freetown on Tuesday.
The Tremendous Eagles surrendered a four-goal lead within the first leg in Benin final Friday, an unprecedented worldwide collapse by the senior nationwide crew, and like most Nigerians, Sports activities Minister Dare expressed shock and disappointment on the crew’s unprecedented meltdown and has demanded a response in Freetown on Tuesday.
“Nigerians have expressed a collective disappointment with the collapse of the crew particularly within the second half, giving up a 4-0 result in a crew that’s ranked 88 occasions under our greatest soccer model, the Tremendous Eagles. I’ve expressed my disappointment with the consequence to the crew and the Nigeria Soccer Federation. Like most Nigerians, solely a convincing win in Freetown can assuage our emotions and bruised egos. Solely a win might be acceptable in Freetown”‘mentioned Sports activities Minister, Dare, who deferred feedback on the suitability or in any other case of Mr Gernot Rohr as supervisor of the crew.
“The duty in the mean time is to get the crew firmly again on observe in direction of selecting one of many group’s two tickets on provide for the 2022 AFCON. A win in Freetown will seal a nineteenth participation within the African mundial. After this, we will now debate Mr Rohr’s suitability as we search to return Nigeria to the pedestal of African soccer and one of many lovely sport’s energy homes in world soccer. We’ll reappraise Mr Rohr’s efficiency since he was named as Tremendous Eagles supervisor and see if he’s the precise man to fulfil our expectations,” mentioned Dare.
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The Sports activities Minister says he isn’t unaware of the position the home league can play in actualising a Tremendous Eagles of our desires.
“The success of our endeavours in soccer can solely be measured by the success of the home league. A thriving, professionally run home league in all cadres will influence positively on our nationwide groups. That’s why I demanded a full implementation of FIFA and CAF membership licensing laws. This can deliver us nearer to creating our leagues viable for traders and restore the arrogance of all stakeholders,” the Sports activities Minister concluded.
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