Like the rest of the country’s football fans, Austin Jay Jay Okocha watched the Super Eagles put up a listless showing in Khartoum before succumbing to defeat to a well knit Sudanese side in a Nations Cup qualifying game.
The Eagles played without cohesion and Bakri Abd Elgadir’s header moments before the half time whistle, saw the Sudanese run away with maximum points.
While the hashtag #KeshiOut trended on Twitter last night, Austin Jay Jay Okocha who was a bag of football skills in his playing days, thinks the ‘Big Boss’ (as Stephen Keshi is fondly called) and the players are only a symptom of a deeper malaise plaguing the beautiful game in Nigeria.
Jay Jay says Nigerian football was long dead and the capitulation in Khartoum was only a confirmation.
Anyone that blames Keshi or the boys is short sighted. Our football is long dead and gone. This is just the confirmation..
— Jay-Jay Okocha (@IAmOkocha) October 11, 2014
The Super Eagles now face the real prospects of not qualifying for the biennial Nations Cup as defending champions with a solitary point from three games. The Eagles now occupy the bottom of the log in group A behind South Africa, Congo and Sudan