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Akpoborie says Super Eagles still a long way to go

09 September 2015, 16:35

Lagos - Former Super Eagles striker Jonathan Akpoborie has played down Nigeria's 2-0 win over Niger Republic in an international friendly on Tuesday.

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.

Also read: Oliseh: Nobody is irreplaceable

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 assistants.

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 Dar-es-Salaam.

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.

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