2022 World Cup: Nigeria did not deserve to qualify- Fmr Super Eagles striker Daniel Amokachi


    Former Nigeria international Daniel Amokachi says The Super Eagles did not deserve to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

    Nigeria were held to a 1-1 draw by The Black Stars at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja in the second leg.

    Thomas Partey scored in the 10th minute from a drive before Nigeria equalized from the penalty spot courtesy William Troost-Ekong.

    Ghana qualified ahead of Nigeria due to the away goal rule.

    The Besiktas forward said, the absence of Onyika in the Super Eagles midfield affected the team.

    “The Eagles didn’t come to play at all,” Amokachi said in his post-match analysis of the game on SuperSport.

    “The players did not show how important it was for them to play at the World Cup. They were playing as if they didn’t know that there was an away goal rule. The urgency was zero from our players.

    “They didn’t deserve to qualify for the World Cup from the way they played. The Ghanaians showed they wanted it more than our boys. Their attitude was not the best at all and they were nonchalant in their play.”

    “(Frank) Onyeka’s injury affected the game but the Ghanaians were tactically sound on the night.

    “And this is what you get when you have your team 99 per cent built around players born overseas.

    “Calvin Bassey was exhausted after the first half and you could see that he always had his hand on his waist each time. I don’t know why he was on for that long.”

    Meanwhile, Super Eagles head coach Augustine Eguavoen has resigned as head coach of the Super Eagles.