The Shame called the FLYING EAGLES OF NIGERIA!
The Flying Eagles of Nigeria just crashed out of the African Youth Championship at the semi-final stage. Now they are hoping to clinch the Bronze medal which in my mind is very unimportant.
While the tourney was on, I was faced with a dilemma in that when we lost a match, I was sad because nobody likes to lose and when we won, I was still sad cos the fact that we were using over aged players comes 2 the fore.
How can u possibly explain a team that uses the same set of players to execute the same age grade competition on three different occasions; is that saying they were only 15years old when they played the first tourney? Even if they were, then that naturally should be a cue 4 us 2 take advantage of the situation and bring in new players so that at the very least, we can build our player base. But in Nigeria, we prefer 2 use the same set of players over and over again all in the bid 2 win tourneys.
The question wud now be – what is the effect of our action on our football?
Our result at the senior level over the years has been appalling. Imagine a country like ours, replete with talents everywhere and yet we have never qualified 4 the quarter final of the world cup; I think it’s a shame cos in my mind, brazil might just be the only country on the face of the earth that has as much talent as we have but they have 5 world cup trophies 2 prove it but what do we have; always struggling 2 qualify 4 d event.
I only hope we change our ways so that we can start harvesting the good from our good and wise actions. I want 2 see my country win the world cup soon and I believe it is possible, but first let’s do right.
As for our flying Eagles, let the team be disbanded and let us form a new team made up of truly young players that will represent us at the world youth championship. If we lose, so be it but then we would now have truly young players that we can groom 2 take over from the old legs that have been giving us false hope all these years…