Thursday, 1 July 2010

Head coach orders Nigerians to stay at home

Can you imagine David Cameron suspending Wayne Rooney or John Terry for two years due to their bad performance, or Sarkozy ordering the French team to stay at home after losing a couple of games? Well, In Nigeria it is certainly possible. That is where Presidents are not leaders, they are still rulers, the Head Coach of the nation's national sport.

President Goodluck Jonathan has suspended the national players from international competition for the next two years after they performed so badly at the World Cup in South Africa. The ‘Super Eagles’ – who turned out to be everything but super – were eliminated in the first round, finishing behind South Korea, Greece and Argentina with just one point.

A Spokesman for the Nigerian President released a statement this morning, saying ‘the President has directed that Nigeria will withdraw from all international football competition for the next two years to enable Nigeria to reorganise its football. 'This directive became necessary following Nigeria's poor performance in the ongoing FIFA World Cup'. So how will these guys be fit and ready for action if they cannot participate in the Africa cup nor play any friendly matches? Perhaps Goodluck has given Nigerian football the final push by his decision today.