March 22, 2023



Tremendous Eagles would have been disastrous in Qatar — Siasia


Former Nigeria worldwide Samson Siasia says the Tremendous Eagles would have been embarrassed on the simply concluded 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The Eagles did not qualify for the 2022 World Cup after shedding to everlasting rivals Black Stars of Ghana within the playoffs in March this yr.

Nevertheless, the Black Stars crashed out within the group stage after successful one and shedding two video games.

Cameroon and Tunisia additionally crashed out within the group stage however recorded victories in opposition to Brazil and France respectively.

AFCON champions Senegal and Morocco had been the one African groups who progressed into the spherical of 16 with the latter making historical past as the primary African nation to succeed in the World Cup semi-finals.

And talking after the conclusion of the World Cup, Siasia dismissed talks that the Eagles would have completed properly.

“We might have been embarrassed out of the World Cup with stunning rating traces,” Siasia was qouted on Soccer Reside.

“The Tremendous Eagles haven’t any enterprise going to the world cup and shedding out to the Ghana workforce we performed in opposition to is sufficient proof.”

Siasia was appointed Eagles coach in 2010 however was fired in 2011 after failing to steer the workforce to the 2012 AFCON.

In 2016, Siasia returned as Eagles coach on a short lived spell after the resignation of former teammate Sunday Oliseh however as soon as once more failed to select the 2017 AFCON ticket.

The 55-year-old helped Nigeria win the 1994 AFCON in Tunisia and was a member of the the aspect that featured on the World Cup the identical yr.

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