Russia 2018: Why Super Eagles Don’t Perform Well At World Cups – Amokachi

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Former Super Eagles star, Daniel Amokachi has identified the major reason behind the team’s inability to perform well at FIFA World Cups.

He said the “money factor” was responsible for the dismal performance of the Super Eagles at football’s biggest showpiece.

Amokachi said, “The only thing that causes confusion most of the time is the money factor. Hopefully the federations going to the World Cup have sat down and agreed with the players on the allowances and I hope we don’t see such kind of distraction when the World Cup begins.”

Amokachi, who was a part of the team to the 1994 World Cup and an assistant to Coach Stephen Keshi to the 2014 World Cup, said the team could perform well with the right mindset.

He noted, “We have lots of quality players and we trying to make some very good egusi soup out of that team.

“We haven’t gotten it right but we have the quality in that team. We have played and won against Argentina and we played another friendly match and it is good because now we have seen where we need to work out.

He added, “Most of the time we go to the World Cup with an aim of doing better than the best team last time out. That should never be the case. We should not be talking of quarters or semis. Let us go there with an ambition to win.”


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