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Division In Super Eagles Camp, As Players Gang Up Against ”Arrogant” Striker


There are strong indications that Nigerians may witness a worse performance when the national team confront Bosina- Herzegovina in their second group game in Brazil, unless situation in the Super Eagles camp changes overnight.

What started as rumour shortly after Monday’s 0-0 draw with Iran, is turning out to be true as insiders in the Super Eagles camp have revealed that there’s no unity among the players.

eagles-brazil1Reports show that the camp has been divided into two different groups, one led by team captain Joseph Yobo and the other is said to be made up of loyalists of an unnamed assistant coach.

Yobo, who is at the verge of making a record appearance for the Super Eagles after his 98th appearance against Iran, had once openly alleged that there was a member of the technical crew, who was jealous of his achievement- a statement many thought was directed to former Super Eagles striker Daniel Amokachi.

Meanwhile, Yobo’s loyalists are supporting the former Everton defender to feature in the game against Bosnia- Herzegovina on Saturday.

However, the other group, consisting of players whose inclusion in the national team were allegedly influenced by the said assistant coach do not want Yobo to be involved on Saturday.

One of the groups are also accusing striker Emmanuel Emenike of being too arrogant and proud. The group has however, vowed to render the striker useless during Saturday’s game.

The insider also revealed that Stoke City striker, Osaze Odemwingie, who was accused of not playing to instructions in the Nigeria/Iran game by coach Stephen Keshi has maintained his calm in camp.

However, efforts are being made by some Nigerian officials in Brazil to ensure there is harmony among the players before Saturday’s crucial encounter.

One of the officials, who did not want his name mentioned told African Examiner that: ‘’most of these stories are mere rumours. They are just normal issues you find in every camp, but in our own case, they are being blown out of proportion’’.

‘’I can assure you that Nigerians will see a different Super Eagles on Saturday.

‘’As for misunderstanding and division in camp, I don’t know of any. I can only assure you that all the players have agreed that the game is a do-or-die one’’. He said.




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