Okocha, Russia 2018, Super Eagles, Nigeria vs Croatia, Mikel Obi, Alex Iweobi
Okocha, Russia 2018, Super Eagles, Nigeria vs Croatia, Mikel Obi, Alex Iweobi.
Ex Super eagles captain Austin Jay Jay Okocha, on his commentary session says.
Super Eagles Captain Mikel Obi was useless on the pitch during the Russia 2018 worldcup match between Nigeria and Croatia.
According to Okocha, The super Eagles lost the midfield to the Croatians
and failed to feed the attackers especially his nephew Alex Iweobi.
Okocha who starred for Nigeria in three FIFA World Cups in 1994, 1998 and 2002 also faulted the team’s poor defending which led to the two goals conceded in each half.
“It was a decent first half but maturity was the edge the Croatian team had over the Nigerian team,”. Okocha said on SuperSport, where he was a guest analyst, after the game.
The Super Eagles midfielders were not doing their best both in defending and in attack.
“Eagles didn’t get the best out of Alex Iwobi and Victor Moses because the manager tried to accommodate Mikel.
“The manager didn’t earn his money today. We were not a threat in the first half and I was expecting him to play three at the back, five players in the midfield and two strikers to the team a chance to get back into the game.