Former international, Adegoke Adelabu, has expressed disgust in the attitude shown by the country towards friendly matches played by the Super Eagles during international break, saying that planning without results was an indication of poor preparation.
Nigeria is now in 32nd position in the latest FIFA ranking after dropping from last month’s rating of 29th. The Eagles’ last two matches against Algeria and Tunisia were not encouraging, as the team lost 0-1 to Algeria and played 1-1 draw with Tunisia.
Speaking with The Guardian yesterday, Adelabu stated that it was high time the country’s football governing body, coaches and the players realised that friendly matches were part of the benchmarks used by the FIFA to assess countries, the better.
“I do not know anywhere in the world where the people saddled with responsibilities don’t do things on purpose. It’s only in Nigeria that I have seen such happening. I think we are the only country in the world where we don’t do things on purpose.
“I think in whatever capacity one finds himself, he must to do doings right because he is there for a reason. This is necessary so that he can give account of his stewardship and at the end of the day an evaluation can be done and we can be better for it except if what we are talking about here is not any international football engagement. (Guardian)