Former Youth and Sports Minister Solomon Dalung blamed Super Eagles’ disappointing departure on Friday on shift preparation.
The beretted minister who was in charge from 2015 to 2019 noted that while the Leone Stars prepared like those seeking victory, their hosts trained as if they were putting on a display.
“Although opinions differ based on team performance, but we certainly could not expect anything less than our bargains, our opponents technically trained for victory, while our training was a political spree saturated with non-team members.” , said. spread on social media in reaction to Benin’s surprise draw.
Before the game, a legion of analysts and fans had made all kinds of predictions with a higher percentage of predictions giving the victory to the team coached by Gernot Rohr with a margin of up to 5-0.
However, Leone’s stars who had started out as true losers took the bull by the horns and turned the table in style coming from 4-0 down to level up at 4-4.
The team is ready for a return Tuesday in what some have described as a damage control mission. The players took turns apologizing for the poor start while vowing to remedy the situation in Freetown.
Several fans who spoke to reporters about their expectations before the second leg said it won’t be a tea party for the Eagles, noting that their chance to mince their opponents was wasted.
“They should go there and draw a draw and share the points in terms of getting the victory that should have been enjoyed at home in Freetown, it is doubtful,” they raised on Sunday.
Nigeria continues to lead Group L with 7 points, followed by the Republic of Benin with 6 points, Sierra Leone enjoying the euphoria of their super comeback against the Eagles; however it occupies the third position with 2 points in the kitten.