Nigerians berate Super Eagles’ performance against Algeria

Nigerians berate Super Eagles’ performance against Algeria

Some Nigerians and especially football fans have expressed disappointment over the performance of the senior national team; the Super Eagles against the Desert Foxes of Algeria.

1st News reports that the Super Eagles lost the game by a lone goal on Friday in Austria.

The match served as a warm up encounter for both teams as they prepare for the African Nations Cup – Cameroon 2021 – qualifiers. This is Nigeria’s first game since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. Coupled with the new arrivals in the team, some Nigerians believe that the team is yet to solidify well.

After the game, many Nigeriand took to their Twitter handles to share their thoughts.

Debola Adebanjo, a sport journalist with the BBC, said the North African side didn’t spare Nigeria.

“Algeria’s organization can’t go unnoticed. Better shape of the ball… U nderstood how Nigeria wanted to play through the wings and blocked them everytime; ruining Nigeria’s rhythm at every opportunity. Algeria are the team to beat,” she said.

Another fan, Peter Nwosu, said Paul Onuachu; the team’s forward on the field of play, was not good enough.

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“Imagine playing a 6ft:7in striker who was struggling to win aerial duels. Then we had wingers who were only interested in cutting in and taking aim at the goal. Surely that was a mismatch.

“Eagles definitely deserved to lose, maybe even by more goal margins. In Maduka Okoye, though, it does seem like we might have found ourselves a good goalkeeper,” he said.

Also, May Johnson said Coach Gernot Rohr was to blame for the poor performance of the team.

“If we had the chance to ask Super Eagles players individually if the game plan was to break down of the Algerian defense then you would understand where the problem is.

“There was no actual tactical plan to break down the defense. For me, Rohr is to blame,” Johnson added.

James Iloba said “Watching the Nigerian team play was like watching some high school boys hurriedly put together to play set.

“Pass back all the time and not an iota of excitement. They didn’t play like a Nigerian team today. Maybe their way of supporting the #EndSARS campaign,” Iloba added.

Nigeria will take on Tunisia in a second friendly game on Tuesday at the same venue in Austria.

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