Former Super Eagles defender Taribo West has charged the Nigeria Football Federation to ensure Nigeria never fails to qualify for any major international competition in the future, as the reality of the Super Eagles’ failure to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations begins to set in, and as the New Year approaches.
The former Inter Milan of Italy defender believes a lot went wrong during Nigeria’s ill-fated qualification campaign, and says efforts must be made to ensure the same level of failure is never recorded again.
“The New Year is almost here and the Nations Cup will start and unfortunately we will not be there and this is a bad thing for our football. I believe a lot went wrong during the qualifiers and these are the things the NFF board must ensure never happens again,” said West.
“We cannot afford not to qualify for major tournaments and it is a shame that we will not be in Equatorial Guinea.”
The Atlanta ’96 Olympic Gold medal winner also believes that with the Super Eagles out of action, the Dream Team VI must be the primary focus of the NFF.
“The Dream Team must be their main focus now, since we will not be at the Nations Cup. Siasia should be given all the support he needs to succeed,” Taribo posited.