Lagos - Former Super Eagles striker Jonathan Akpoborie has
played down Nigeria's 2-0 win over Niger Republic in an international friendly
The former Hansa Rostock of Germany striker has been a huge
critic of Nigerian coaches and Nigerian football over the last few years, and
having seen Oliseh's team play Tanzania and Niger Republic, he believes they're
yet to hit the Promised Land.
"It's not the Promised Land yet but it is just his
second game and the coach his teaching the players his philosophy, they're
learning, and it was a good result (against Niger Republic), but it's certainly
not the Promised Land," Akpoborie reckoned.
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Ahmed Musa put Nigeria ahead after 12 minutes, converting
from the spot, before Moses Simon scored his first for the team five minutes
from time to make it 2-0.
The Super Eagles should have had at least four goals in the
game, but they had two goals wrongfully dismissed by the referee and his
The win meant the Sunday Oliseh secured his first win as
Nigeria coach - albeit in a friendly - after the 0-0 draw against the Taifa
Stars of Tanzania last Saturday in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in
Akpoborie has been highly vocal with his concerns about the
quality of the Super Eagles players and coaches since the days of Samson Siasia
as coach of the team.For
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