AFCON 2015 : Support not condemn us, Mikel, Ejide tell Nigerians

Mikel Obi

Super Eagles midfielder, Mikel Obi, has urged Nigerians to concentrate on the next three African championship qualifiers instead of whining over last Saturday’s 0-1 loss to Sudan in Khartoum.

The Chelsea midfielder said the team in particular and Nigerians in general must quickly forget the ugly past and concentrate on the remaining three games.

“I can’t still believe how and why we lost that game, it’s important to move ahead and for those saying we don’t deserve to be in Morocco, I think that is unfortunate and we must stop spreading that negativity because it gets to the team,” he said

Blaming bad pitch for their woes, he said “the pitch we played in was awful. You can’t move, the ball bounces when you want to control it and when you shoot it goes the wrong direction, it was a nightmare playing on that pitch.”

Similarly, goalkeeper, Austin Ejide, said there is a need for Nigerians to come together and support the team at times like this instead of condemning the team.

“It’s at times like this that we need the media and all of Nigerians but what we hear is condemnation, crucify them. That will not help the team.”

The Super Eagles team is the last team in the group with just a point; and has since arrived Abuja on Sunday Morning to continue training in further preparations for their campaign in the qualifiers.

With their recent ranking in their group, the Super Eagles risk not going to Morocco for the 2015 AFCON tournament.


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  • tundemash

    When will Uche Igwe stop wailing and go sulk quietly ????

    • ngwo difes

      Uche is not the originator of the promisses made by APC. They rode to power on falsehood without any concrete plan on ground on move the nation forward. Kwaruption is still on the high, election tribunals and judiciary completely compromised. Too early for PMB to go to bed with his house on fire. Uche have not said anything that is not the reality on ground. We shall reminding you. All positives are the product of GEJ- Light, fairly functional refineries, well funded universities go to university and see the structural development there- well Wike). Improve road networks – Thank God PDP proudly invited PMB to Cross River to perform the ground breaking ceremony under the glare eyes of the whole world. Remove Buhari and tell me who in APC is clean. He has surrounded himself vultures and he is getting a vulchure feedback

    • Daniel

      Have you joined the group denying A PC promises? I shudder for mental slavery among the youth of this country.

      No excuses are tenable: we will constantly remind the APC of all the promises made to Nigerians.

      It is no more about PDP, because we voted out PDP for change. Any attempt to hang on to PDP now for non-performance signifies truly Nigeria is a failed state.

      We want to see what will be done differently from what the PDP had done.
      AND IT IS NOT TOO EARLY TO ASK.

      May I remind you that you THE APC today is a large extent PDP in composition.

  • olutade

    Unfortunately, politics is part of of governance. Without it, governance lacks meaning and legitimacy. I am just thinking.