Super Eagles interim Coach, Samson Siasia has ripped into the home-based Eagles for their below-par performance in their latest test match against National League side Kastina United at the Abuja National stadium Thursday.
The Home Eagles who lost their earlier test match against their U 23 counterparts also fired blanks in Thursday’s game even Oghenekaro Etebo lost a second half penalty that could have saved the
Visibly disappointed, Siasia has threatened that the players should shape up or ship out.
“I am very, very disappointed with the performance of these players. They did not play like a national team at all, I did not see any sign of what I have taught them these past four days. I have told them my feelings. It is left for them to rise to the occasion or get dropped. They are a disappointment if you ask me,” a disappointed Siasia told reporters after the match
“We have told them that they must raise their game or leave camp when they resume training next week after their clubs engagement this weekend . It is either they play to the national team standard or they will not follow us to Kaduna or I will be forced to rely on all foreign based players we invited.”
Siasia who doubles as coach of the national Under-23 team continued: “I have released them to their respective clubs for this weekend’s games and by the time they return on Sunday, it will be time to eliminate those who fail to measure up by dropping them from the Kaduna game against Egypt.
Nigeria currently trails Egypt in the quest for qualification for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations and would need to get a least four points against the Pharaohs if they are to get back on track in their quest to qualify