“Strip the Super from Eagles”, Former England Forward says Nothing Special About Nigeria’s Team


In football, sometimes the monikers teams are known for are derived from their performance over a sustained period of time.

For the Nigeria Men’s National Team, the Super Eagles, the sobriquet was earned in one of the team’s dominant eras.

However, years have gone by and the Super Eagles, once known as the Green Eagles, had lost that killer instinct.

Albeit they won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2013, Nigeria has fallen in the perking order of serious contenders for the title, in spite of its array of talents.

In recent times Nigeria has lost at home to Central African Republic, Guinea-Bissau and were held 4-4 by Sierra Leone, all happened right in their own backyard.

Those results have dampened the spirit of fans and shortcomings at international tournaments have left many Public commentators writing them off.

Suddenly, the rise of Senegal on the continent and Morocco’s incredible display at the World Cup has shifted the focus from the floundering Eagles.

In his commentary on the team, former England forward John Fashanu suggested that perhaps the “Super” be stripped from the team’s alias.

Fashanu did not get the chance to represent Nigeria, but remains close to the Country’s football Administration and has been involved in developing the game from grassroots.

In a chat with FL, the 60 year-old said, “They are not Super any more.” “We have a lot of work to do if we must get back to that point where we were indeed Super.”

“Until then I will even say that the Super be stripped from the name.”


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