22nd February, 2012
Former Nigerian international, Jonathan Akpoborie, believes the Super Eagles have little chances of qualifying for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, holding in South Africa.
The Eagles, led by Coach Stephen Keshi will begin their qualifying campaign for the biennial championship on 29 February against the Amavubi of Rwanda in Kigali.
Speaking on Brilafm early today, the former Germany-based striker said he still has his reservations on the ability of the newly assembled Eagles to make it to the Nations Cup in South Africa, “because most of the officials that steered the ship of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, in the past are still the ones managing the country’s football with the future remaining bleak”.
Akpoborie absolved the former Eagles’ coach, Samson Siasia of blame over his team’s failure to qualify for the last Nations Cup, adding that the blame also lies with the board of the NFF.
“I’m not sure of Nigeria’s qualification for next year’s Nations Cup in South Africa with these set of people in the NFF.” he said.
Meanwhile, coach of the Rwandan national team, Sredojevic Micho Milutin, has revealed that he will name his squad for the match against Nigeria next Wednesday after their friendly match against a local side in Kigali on Saturday. Milutin said he has 25 players already in camp that include ten senior players and 15 junior team players.