FEATURE ARTICLE

Sunday, November 24, 2019
Nwokeji.cyril@gmail.com
Belgium
THE "CROCODILES" OF LESOTHO FALL AT HOME TO THE TENACIOUS SUPER EAGLES OF NIGERIA!

"The Super Eagles of Nigeria, have a bright future and can realise their immediate and long term ambitions, given the correct developmental environment." Cyril C. Nwokeji

"The retention of Coach Gernot Rohr, at least till 2022, is a conditio sine qua non for the Super Eagles of Nigeria to take the soccer world by storm, at the Qatar 2022 World cup competition." Cyril C. Nwokeji

he Super Eagles of Nigeria have certainly started their AFCON 2021 qualifying series on a bright note with the maximum six points at stake in the kitty and the concomitant commanding lead in their qualification group! In the two matches played, they banged in six (or rather seven) goals and conceded three. A big testament to their offensive prowess and of course a slightly sloopy defensive organisation, more or else at the beginning of the two matches. The reasons for this defensive scenario against Lesotho, like in the match against the republic Benin, had to do with tiredness occasioned by a late arrival in Lesotho.

After the Lesothans took the unexpected lead, the Super Eagles of Nigeria, literally and figuratively woke up from their 'slumber' and showed their class by dominating and out-classing their hosts in all ramifications of the game!

The score line of 4-2, certainly proved the Super Eagles' technical, tactical and overall superiority over their 'unfortunate' hosts! It was a convincing victory by a Super Eagles team that is certainly on the upward march since the AFCON 2019 competition!

Any decent soccer connoisseur will certainly see the gradual progression of the Super Eagles of Nigeria to greater heights! It doesn't take a soothsayer to see that the Super Eagles of Nigeria, if kept together in the present stead; more especially with Coach Gernot Rohr as coach, will shoot for the stars, more especially at the Qatar 2022 World cup competition! It, thus, behoves on the NFF, to do the right thing, and quickly for that matter, to commit Coach Rohr contractually to the Super Eagles fold, at least till 2022!!!!!!!! Failure in this respect could derail the Super Eagles' "wheel of fortune" !!!!!!! We shall talk about this in my next article.

One thing that excites your sincerely about the present set of Super Eagles is their : talent, youthfulness, determination, doggedness, confidence, never-say-die spirit and the infectious enthusiasm, with which they play the round leather game! Those boys are "parels" and a beauty to watch! They are certainly destined for greatness in the round leather game all things being equal.

Some African soccer commentators have already noticed them and have started speculating about their future greatness. The 1-1 draw they played against Brazil, have so far impressed them the most! They certainly see a great team in the making all things being equal!

Talking about the Super Eagles players, one can predict that they will, all things being equal, get to the top their various careers. They are all exciting players!

Victor Osinmen continues to improve as a striker and will in no time be a top hit man of a striker. A Nigerian soccer international has predicted that he will in the future, break the transfer record of any Nigerian player on this planet! Yours sincerely is in agreement.

Samuel Chukwueze, will certainly make it big as a striker, all things being equal.

Wilfred Ndidi, is certainly growing to be a holding mid-fielder of world standard!

The other players: the goalkeepers, will certainly do well in the game; Ola Aina ; Tyronne Ebuehi; Bryan Idowu; Jamilu Collins; Abdulahi Shehu; Chidozie Awaziem; Leon Balogun; Kenneth Omeruo; William Troost- Ekong; Semi Ajayi; Mike Agu; Alex Iwobi; Joe Aribo; Ramon Azeez; Samuel Kalu; Simon Moses; Henry Onyekuru; Paul Onuachu; Emmanuel Denis and of course the other players waiting in the wings to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Skipper Ahmed Musa, is presently at the top of his game, one hopes he remains there till the 2022 World cup in Qatar.

In conclusion, while not forgetting the NFF's contributions and the contributions of the various stake holders and of course the contributions of the great Nigerian people, to the Super Eagles success thus far, one must hasten to add that a great deal of the credit also goes to Coach Gernot Rohr, he thus far, discovered most of the Super Eagles players! One believes that: "The retention of Coach Gernot Rohr, at least till 2022, is a conditio sine qua non for the Super Eagles of Nigeria to take the soccer world by storm, at the Qatar 2022 World cup competition." - Cyril C. Nwokeji

UP SUPER EAGLES ! UP NIGERIA !!!!!!!!!

Also at the link below, one can come into contact with a number of items, needed to support the Super Eagles at "EGYPT 2019" !!!!!

https://teespring.com/stores/super-eagles-of-nigeria

The book "Super Eagles of Nigeria : Pride of Africa", can also be gotten through the author. One can contact the author through : nwokeji.cyril@gmail.com Please note in this case, payment of postage costs will be necessary

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