Thursday’s disgraceful 4-0 thrashing by Portugal was yet another proof that the Super Eagles did not deserve to be at the 2022 World Cup, according to former Super Eagles star Daniel Amokachi.
Amokachi, who featured at the 1994 and 1998 World Cups, said the Super Eagles are currently grounded due to the appointment of unsuitable coaches as well as poor team selection.
“When you look at the Portugal game, that tells you that we don’t even deserve to be there (World Cup). There are one, two, three different angles that you have to look at it, bringing in the right coach, bringing in the right players and get the right environment to play at,” Amokachi told Channels TV
“We always bring the wrong coaches to handle country like Nigeria; we always bring the wrong players.”
He admitted to being one of those who said former coach Gernot Rohr wasn’t good enough for the Eagles, but said he was dismissed at the wrong time.
He added that even though Augustine Eguavoen, who replaced Rohr, had a good run but because he was a local coach, he was not given a free hand to run the team by NFF officials.
Though not satisfied with the current performance of the Super Eagles, Amokachi warned that it is too early to fire present coach Jose Peseiro, saying that he should instead be provided with the assistance to succeed.