Nigeria’s failure to be in Gabon most unfortunate - Fashanu

By By Augustine Kalu on February 2, 2017

Views: 1,790

Former England and Wimbledon striker, John Fashanu has joined millions of Nigerians who have expressed disappointment with the failure of the national team, the Super Eagles not being in Gabon for the 31st Africa Cup of Nations.

Speaking exclusively to Daily Sports, the Soccer Ambassador described the Eagles absence as most unfortunate saying that he is personally pained by the national failure to be in Gabon. He, therefore, called on the stakeholders to ensure that the sad experience does not repeat itself in the future.

“First and foremost I would like to say that the failure of the national team, the Super Eagles to qualify for the 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations is most unfortunate,” Fashanu said.

“It is painful to say the least because we failed for the two consecutive times to be in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. It has never happen in the history of Nigerian football that is why it is most regrettable.

“I don’t think that those who qualified and participated in the championship are better than us but we did not do our homework well. That is why I want to use this opportunity to call on those at the helm of affairs of football to ensure that this unfortunate situation does not repeat itself in near future,” Fashanu demanded.

Speaking further, Fashanu said it was like the country was not doing enough in the development of the sports because according to him, Africa as a continent is blessed with abundant talents particularly Nigeria.

He, therefore, called on those whose shoulders the discovery and nurturing of these talents rest on to ensure that efforts are made to discover and nurture these abundant talents in order to give the country the much need quality players that can hold their own any time they are called upon to serve the country.

“I think that our inability to qualify for the Gabon Nations Cup stems from lack of quality players and this is very sad because we have abundant talents here in Africa particularly in Nigeria.

“I think that we are not doing enough on the aspect of the development of the game. We should do more in this aspect by way of discovering more talent and nurturing them. There should be more championship through which the talents would be discovered. I don’t see much championship these days in the country and there is no way you can discover these burden talents without championships,” Fashanu explained. 

•Photo shows John Fashanu

Source Daily Sports

Posted February 2, 2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

You may also like...
Match officials arrive for Falcons Match

Messi missing in action as Spain thrash Argentina...

Victor Ezeji’s testimonial match holds December 9 in...

Oguchi, Ahmed, others call for early camping ahead...

Stevenson faces Fonfara rematch

Tony Bellew wants Michael Bisping fight

 

Latest News Salah talks tough ahead of Champions League final against Real Madrid UCL: Beckham begs Zidane to beat Liverpool Real’s Zinedine Zidane isn’t known for tactics or style, just ability to win UEFA vows to be tough on clubs in breach of Financial Fair Play Nigeria’s U15 boys resume camp for African Youth Games Trump pardons late black boxing champion Jack Johnson jailed for dating white woman Some don’t think a black woman should be leading FIFA: Fatma Samoura Arsenal boss Emery excited by Maitland-Niles’ potential Nigeria’s Izu Ugonoh returns, stops veteran challenger in 3 rounds Swedish tennis needs a star like Zlatan, says Soederling Nestle strengthens commitment to youth sports as 20th Milo Basketball Championship ends World Cup: Iheanacho relishes showdown with Messi in Russia

 

Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (43,574 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (35,965 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (34,918 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (33,852 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (32,917 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (32,522 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (32,168 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (31,838 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (29,168 views) World Cup Friendlies: Eagles Beware! (28,455 views) Let’s save Kelechi Emeteole's life! Let’s follow Omeruo, others' shining examples (28,063 views) Nkechi Obi and Nationwide League: One success story (27,405 views)

 

 

 

 

 

News Athletics (238) Basketball (90) Boxing (458) Columnists (303) Euro Soccer Update (2900) Fans Assembly (2) From the Grassroots (39) Golf (62) Interviews (13) Live Commentary (2) News (3473) NPL Glo Premier League (949) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (5) Tennis (360)

 

 

 

Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976
+234(0)8055068145
+234(0)7013416146
+234(0)8094272884

Email addresses

info@dailysportsng.com
support@dailysportsng.com
publisher@dailysportsng.com

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media