Nigerian Football Not Doing Well, Former International Adepoju Admits
Nigeria fall to the Netherlands in the Round of 16 of the FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil (image courtesy: NFF/Twitter)

A former Super Eagles star Mutiu Adepoju has said Nigerian teams have done badly in recent international outings, Concise News reports.

This news platform understands that the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria were on Wednesday knocked out of the 2019 U-17 World Cup in Brazil by the Netherlands.

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Also, the home-based Super Eagles side were beaten by Togo in the qualifiers for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers.

However, Adepoju who is fondly called the “Headmaster” noted that in spite of the poor showings by Nigerian teams, there is no cause for alarm.

The former Real Betis defender said the country only needs to know where it got it wrong and make amends for future competition.

According to him, Nigerian coaches need to do better in scouting players from every part of the country as there is an abundance of talents.

“The round leather game is all about winning and losing but it is sad that we are losing; a lot can be done to reverse the trend,” Adepoju told NationSport. “We need to start preparing for the next championships now. We have to put the defeats behind us and see how we can regain our past glory.”

He added that “Nigeria is blessed with good players. What the coaches need to do is to extend their search to every corner of the country.

“The only way out of the current sad situation is to start doing things the right way. The CHAN Eagles excited the WAFU and CHAN qualifiers because the league had not started.”

This is as he admitted that “We have not done well this time, but we can bounce back next time if we do the right things at all time.”