Exclusive: Eagles Lack Cohesion Against Algeria –Babangida
Former Nigerian winger, Tijani Babangida has admitted that the Super Eagles’ loss to Algeria was as a result of the team’s lack of cohesion.
Recall that Nigeria lost 2-1 against the Desert Foxes in Tuesday’s international friendly game despite scoring first through Terem Moffi.
However, in an interview with Completesports.com, the former Ajax star and Atlanta Olympic gold medalist stated that the Super Eagles displayed an appreciative efforts against Algeria.
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He also pointed out that the Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro must work on creating a good cohesion in the team.
“I must commend the Super Eagles players for their performance against Algeria in Tuesday’s international friendly game.
“The general display was good but the cohesion is still missing as they struggled to exchange passes. The coach must work on this area if he hope to make the team very strong.’
Babangida, sometimes nicknamed “TJ”, was born into a large family in the city of Kaduna in 1973. He was married to Rabah (now his ex), the sister of Daniel Amokachi’s wife. Two of his nine brothers, Ibrahim and Haruna are also footballers. The former spent five years at Volendam, while the latter became the youngest ever player in the history of Spanish football to have a buy-out clause in his contract and the second youngest player to appear for FC Barcelona, when he made his debut in 1998 as a fifteen-year-old.
In 1996 Babangida acted in a commercial ad for ABN-AMRO in which he points out his hesitations about a contract of some sort. In 2004, Babangida signed a $2 million contract to bring new footballs to Nigeria. The same year, he opened a shopping mall in Kaduna. Upon retiring from professional football, Babangida has been working as a football agent.
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