Lars Lagerback Super Eagles lacks genuine power to fly, as they play underdog Saudi Arabia

Kanu Nwanko
Kanu Nwanko

World Cup finals qualifiers, Nigeria Super Eagles gave a lacklustre performance on Tuesday as it drew 0-0 against Saudi Arabia in a pre tournament duel organised to give the nation’s flag bearer in the next World  Cup a good fire to fly.

Saudi Arabia  failed to even qualify for the tournament commencing in less than three weeks  and it had been thought the Super Eagles would run them over in Monday’s friendly.

In front of a crowd of 1,000 in the small local stadium of Wattens, inTyrol province, in Austria,  the “Super Eagles” failed to impress in their debut under their new coach, Swede Lars Lagerback.

Led by veteran skipper Nwanko Kanu, the Nigerians hardly ever seemed to pose a threat to their adversaries.

The West African players only flew into Austria for the warm-up game and were due to return on Wednesday to London, where they have been training ahead of the World Cup.

On Sunday, they face Colombia in another preparation match ahead of the tournament.

Nigeria plays against two-time champions Argentina, 2002 semi-finalists South Korea and Euro 2004 champions Greece in the group stage of the World Cup in South Africa, which will run from June 11 to July 11.

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  1. Nigerian boys lack what it takes to give wonderful appearance in the world cup tournament that will commence in South Africa June 2010.
    In tournament like this, any team that will perform wonderfully well most have atlease one player with special skill in football apart from the general play, such skills include: excellent ground level short with 100% accuracy like we use to see from Sunday Oliseh in those days, excellent free kick taking, a very good effective dribbler; all these las largerback’s boys lack while even the weakest team you may think of in the tournament have. What is lagerback’s faith?