Why the Super Eagles have been performing poorly – Jonathan.
President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday revealed the reasons why the country’s male national team, super eagles, have been performing poorly of recent.
According to Jonathan, the eagles poor performance is due to internal crises. The president made this known when the Super Falcons formally presented the golden trophy they won at the just-concluded 2014 African Women’s Soccer Championship in Windhoek, Namibia to him.
Minister of Sports, Tamuno Danagogo, led the team’s captain, coach and other officials to present the trophy to Jonathan shortly before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting. Jonathan commended the falcons for doing the country proud and said a team can only succeed when there is discipline and commitment. “Today, we are quite pleased to receive the cup from you. You have made the country proud. Nigeria is known to be a soccer country.
“The male teams have been doing very well. But somehow sometimes, because of certain internal crises, we tend to lag behind. “But the female teams have been doing wonderfully well. We didn’t expect that you would win, but still, that you won for this country is remarkable.
“We thank you for your commitment because it requires discipline to achieve this height. No matter how good you are, even in the academics, you see brilliant boys and girls who ordinarily would have made first class but because of lack of discipline, they don’t make it.
“So, if there is no discipline, you cannot excel in anything. You have the skills but you have also shown discipline that made you excel. We will continue to adore you,” Jonathan said.
He also said he will formally receive the super falcons on 5 November in order for the Federal Government to properly appreciate them. Danagogo while presenting the trophy to Jonathan said he’s (Jonathan) tenacity and support was the reason the falcons won the trophy.