Here comes the Nations Cup
I love Nigerians because of the very optimistic spirit they possess.
I have been ‘priviledged’ to listen to different set of people analysing the inability of our great country to qualify for the most glamorous and popular sporting fiesta in the world – the World Cup. The school of thought gave us the consolation that it is better to win the Nations Cup than crash out in the first round at the World Cup – my own submission to these funny set of people is that it is better to be in both!
Let’s stop brooding over spilled milk and cracked eggs and concentrate on the Nations Cup in Egypt. I can bet that this year’s tournament will be one of the most interesting and competitive we have seen in years. The fact speak for itself – the giants that crashed out of the World Cup qualifiers have a chance to prove their waning relevance in African football – hence the likes of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon (Experience shows they are not that Indomitable), the Pharaohs of Egypt (Maybe they were asleep in their Tombs), the Terranga Lions of Senegal (E be like dem teeth don weak), the Bafana Bafana of South Africa (Pretenders) and the Super Eagles of Nigeria (Underperformers due to proper planning) have a lot to prove at the competition.
I am optimistic about Nigeria’s chances at the Nations cup and with a stroke of luck, yes luck – we can be victorious at the finals. We have the required talents to do the job, the only snag is in evolving a team out of these talented men at such a short period. All will be clear when the competition kicks of in 2 days time. Monday, Jan 23 will put a rest to all notion of Eagles ability to fly when we take on Ghana.
I am sure of something – I will enjoy this tournament to the full!