Power Outage Disrupts Nigeria’s Super Eagles Training
Embarrassing incident raises concerns about Nigeria's football infrastructure and highlights challenges facing the Nigerian Football Federation.
Nigeria’s national football team, the Super Eagles, faced a power outage during their training session ahead of their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Guinea-Bissau. The incident occurred at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Tuesday, and coach Jose Peseiro was forced to cut short the session as attempts to switch to a power generator proved futile.
Fans of the Super Eagles have expressed their disappointment with the embarrassing incident, pointing out that it might be a reason why some foreign-born players, such as Bukayo Saka and Dele Alli, have previously turned down calls to play for Nigeria.
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Social media platforms have been awash with various reactions to the unfortunate event, with some fans saying the team’s players should have done something to help, while others blamed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the power outage.
The incident has raised concerns about Nigeria’s footballing infrastructure and the country’s ability to host major footballing events. It also highlights the challenges facing the Nigerian Football Federation as it attempts to rebuild the team following a disappointing outing at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
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