The games at the on going Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, has been described by fans and pundits as lacklustre and without excitement.
Matches in the foremost continental championship has also produced few goals and with somewhat tepid performances by teams including defending champions Cote D’Ivoire.
Responding to probings on the quality of play in Gabon, particularly, with the absence of Nigeria at the championship, National Chairman of Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Rev. Sam lkpea, remarked that the standard of play has been below par, citing the absence of the Super Eagles as the major reason.
“Beyond being patriotic, l think the whole world, particularly, Africa, are missing the Super Eagles. You know, this team is unique and anywhere and anytime they play, the quality of soccer display and the excitement they showcase is unequalled” Ikpea said.
“Much more, African football are also missing the glitz and glamour and world class supportership of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, “he added.
On his part, Nigeria’s Pillar Of Sports, Chief Donatus Agu Ejidike, stated that African football are truly missing Nigeria and the excitement her footballers bring to competitions.
” It is a shame that Nigeria is not participating in the championship. The quality of play and the competitive level of the championship would have been top notch” Ejidike, who doubles as the President of the Karate Federation of Nigeria, stated.
He went on to add that the Super Eagles would definitely bounce back to reclaim its pride of place on continental and global football.