Garba Lawal has blamed an 8-1 humiliation the Eagles Legends suffered at the hands of Star Sixes favourites Spain to the many injuries they suffered in the invitational tournament in London.
Nigeria qualified past the group stage as one of the third best losers, but met their Waterloo in a rampant Spanish selection Saturday night at the 02 Arena.
“We suffered too many injuries and so we were depleted and tired by the time we came up against Spain,” Lawal told SCORENigeria
“Goalkeeper Peter Rufai was forced out of the game that the organisers had to give us a goalkeeper to finish the game.
“Amokachi, Uche (Okechukwu),Taribo and ‘Jay Jay’ all had injuries so it was not possible for us to give our best. It was very difficult for us.”
Yakubu Aiyegbeni ‘The Yak’ finished as top scorer for Nigeria with his fourth goal against Spain, which also meant he scored in all four games his team played.
The Eagles Legends won their opening game 3-2 against China, but then lost 2-1 to Italy, before they fell apart 3-1 to Brazil in the group stage.