Tomorrow, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will soar somehow, anyhow, against the minnows from Sao Tome. The victory will cement Nigeria’s route to Cote d’Ivoire in January 2024 when the African Cup of Nations, AFCON 2024, begins.
Before tomorrow’s low-key encounter, Nigeria had already qualified for the AFCON with one match left to be played. So, there is no pressure on the Super Eagles when they return to Uyo, the city with the best football ground in Nigeria currently. It should be an easy match, one that will be a good advertisement for a new, winning Super Eagles.
Even the great Arsene Wenger, former legendary manager of Arsenal FC, was quoted last week to have described the Super Eagles as ‘under-achievers’ considering the quality and quantity of Nigerian players playing at the highest levels of football in Europe.
Wenger is right. That’s partly why I had the audacity to