The Super Eagles may have scored six goals in their first game, but their performance has drawn criticism from soccer analysts for their bluntness at critical moments of the game. After the victory, Coach Stephen Keshi was critical of his forwards for not silencing the Tahitians as early as opportunities had presented.
“I wouldn’t say I was annoyed, but I was worried when we did not take our chances because it gave our opponents hope,” said Keshi.
“We had clear chances, 100% chances, and you need to bury the goals.
After all, coach Stephen Keshi is not bothered by the underdog status ahead of today’s crucial encounter, he rather believes his side will have to capitalise on that to be successful again.
“Nobody gave us the chance to triumph at the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa. We love the status of underdogs that we have here and it will help us to achieve our objective of making Nigeria and Africa proud.”