CAN EAGLES REALLY FLY IN RUSSIA?
As reactions and comments continue to trail the lackluster performance of the super Eagles against Poland and Serbia in the last international friendly fixtures, hope and expectations of soccer fans of the team has waned considerably.
Many are of the opinion that if the insipid and shambolic performance of the team against Poland to which they ‘managed’ to earn a scrappy win is anything to go by, then they were expected to raise their game against a Serbian term that is ranked 34th in the FIFA World ranking. In fact, their performance against the Serbs did not elicit confidence and hope, and this therefore goes to dampen the morale and expectations of the fans.
However, whether the team will rise up to the occasion during the world cup remains an illusion as other pre-world cup friendlies lined up to prepare the team for the mundial, would provide the fans another assessment template to either accentuate their trust or disbelieve in the team. More so, it is up to the team handlers, with Gernot Rohr as chief coach to work assiduously on the flaws and grey areas of the team as noticed during these pre- world cup friendlies before the commencement of the global show piece. All the same, the super Eagles are a bunch of exciting lads to watch on a good day, and to this end, the fans, administrators and stake holders are watching event as its unfold before the world. With little optimism, let’s hope they can really fly and make Nigeria and Africa proud at the 2018 world cup in Russia.