Nigerian Football Is Dead & Gone – Okocha


Austin Jay Jay Okocha, has expressed disappointment with the senior national team, over the 1-0 loss to Sudan in the African Cup of Nations Qualifiers in Khartoum on Saturday. He described the defeat as confirming his worst fears that “football is long dead and gone” in Nigeria.

This was what he said on twitter:

“We are in a very unusual situation. The question is: ‘do we deserve better considering the state of our football affairs in recent times?’ Anyone that blames Keshi or the boys is short-sighted. Our football is long dead and gone. This is just the confirmation,”Well done, South Africa. It is not the result most Nigerians expected, though. But we have to step up our game and grab the next six points to have a chance,”

Meanwhile, Nigerians have been divided over the Super Eagles’ slim chances of qualifying for the 2015 African Cup of Nations following the Sudan defeat.vWhile some social commentators argued that Keshi should voluntarily throw in the towel or be sacked, others said he should not be unceremoniously removed.