The Tremendous Eagles departed for the Sierra Leonean capital after the pinnacle of the sports activities ministry laid down the marker for the staff
The Minister for Sports activities and Youth Growth, Sunday Dare, has charged the Nigerian senior nationwide staff to wipe away the frustration of final Friday’s stunning 4-Four draw towards Sierra Leone with a victory in Freetown on Tuesday.
Nigeria, ranked 32nd on the FIFA world rating, had been large favourites after they confronted the world’s 120th-best staff on the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in a Group L matchup on November 13th.
The Tremendous Eagles rapidly flew to a 4-Zero lead courtesy of an Alex Iwobi brace and strikes from Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze.
However Kwame Quee decreased the guests’ deficit to 4-1 simply earlier than half time, with Mustapha Bundu and Alhaji Kamara (2) coming off the bench to finish an astonishing comeback.
Nigerians followers wasted no time in expressing their disappointment concerning the capitulation of Gernot Rohr’s aspect within the second half.
And Sports activities Minister Dare insists that nothing however a victory shall be accepted within the reverse fixture on November 17.
“Nigerians have expressed a collective disappointment with the collapse of the staff particularly within the second half, giving up a 4-Zero result in a staff that’s ranked 88 occasions under our greatest soccer model, the Tremendous Eagles,” Mr. Dare mentioned, as per ThisDay.
“I’ve expressed my disappointment with the outcome to the staff and the Nigeria Soccer Federation. Like most Nigerians, solely a convincing win in Freetown can assuage our emotions and bruised egos. Solely a win shall be acceptable in Freetown.”
A Nigerian win in Freetown, coupled with a constructive outcome for the Benin Republic in Lesotho, will see the Tremendous Eagles e book their place on the subsequent African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.