We gave Super Eagles too much respect – Leone Stars captain, Caulker
Sierra Leone skipper Steven Caulker claims the Leone Stars failed to meet the Super Eagles' challenge at some point during their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Thursday.
Jonathan Morsay nodded home Musa Kamara's wonderful cross from the right on 11 minutes, giving John Keister's side a shock lead.
The Super Eagles, on the other hand, responded, with Everton winger Alex Iwobi equalizing five minutes later and Victor Osimhen scoring the game-winning goal four minutes before halftime.
Despite producing several clear-cut scoring opportunities after the break, the hosts were unable to extend their lead.
Caulker acknowledged Nigeria's dominance in the game, but said that several of his colleagues were intimidated by the Super Eagles' big reputations.
"We're a young group." The team is made up of a number of young people. "We're building for the future," Caulker remarked after the game during his postgame press conference.
"Obviously, we showed too much respect to Nigeria, and they scored two excellent goals against us." They have a team with a lot of talented players.
"We made a lot of mistakes," he admitted, "and we'll surely address them in future games."
On Monday, the Leone Stars will play Guinea-Bissau in a qualifier at the General Lasana Conte Stadium in Conakry.
Save former Super Eagles captain, Henry Nwosu – Imo FA begs Uzodinma, Sports Minister
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I loved women, party too much – Drenthe reveals why he failed at Real Madrid
Royston Drenthe, a former Real Madrid winger, claimed that he didn't succeed at Santiago Bernabeu because he was overly devoted to women and parties.After representing the Netherlands at the 2007 Under-21 Euro, Drenthe moved from Feyenoord to Real Madrid.The 35-year-old was released in 2012 following two unsuccessful loan stints with Hercules and Everton. He later acknowledged that he was distracted during his time at Real Madrid and that it cost him.“I was twenty y...
Nigeria versus Ghana: Eguavoen advised Super Eagles players in Abuja that they should start against the Black Stars
Former Nigerian goalkeeper Andrew Aikhoumogbe has informed interim Super Eagles coach Austine Eguavoen of the players who will start against Ghana in the 2022 FIFA World Cup second leg playoff.On Tuesday, Nigeria will play Ghana at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.On Friday, Eguavoen's side drew 0-0 with the Black Stars at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.However, Aikhoumogbe has asked Eguavoen to start Odion Ighalo and Victor Osimhen in the Super Eagles'...
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