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Published On: Mon, Oct 19th, 2020

Why I won’t give Eagles pass mark after friendlies -Adepoju

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Super Eagles and Desert Foxes of Algeria

Mutiu Adepoju has labelled Super Eagles as an ‘average team’ in their two international friendly matches in October against the Desert Foxes of Algeria and Carthage Eagles of Tunisia.
The Eagles slumped to a 1-0 defeat to the reigning African Champions, Algeria, on Friday October 9, at the Worthersee Stadium, Flagenfurt in Austria. Four days later, the three-time African Champions settled for a one all draw with Tunisia at the Jacques Lemans Arena, also in Austria, to round off their disappointing two-match FIFA international window.
Adepoju, who is called ‘Head Master’ has voiced his displeasure with the results harvested by the Rohr’s men in the two games and describes their pertformances in the games as average.
“I didn’t watch the entire game against Tunisia because the rain affected the live telecast of the match, responds the former Racing Santander forward when Complete Sports called him up.
“But generally, I watched a substantial part of the game. However, I would say it was not a bright pertormance by the Super Eagles on the night.
“Coming from a (1-0) defeat by Algeria few (four) days earlier, one had to expect a better performance In terms of result.”
Adepoju added: “Going into the two friendly games, Super Eagles were rated in the FIFA ranking even though that wasn’t a clear measure of strength and quality.
“It has to do with results of games you played within a specific time. If you win, you move up in the ranking. And if you don’t win, you come down. So given the fact that they lost one and drew one, scoring only one and conceding twice, I will not give them a pass mark.
“And I won’t also crucify them as failures, no. But in my opinion, I can say they were just average in the two international friendlies.”

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