Ex Super Eagles Babayaro Slams Current Team for Being Fashionistas
Atlanta ’96 Olympic Games hero Emmanuel Babayaro has slammed the massive attention given to Nigeria’s jerseys at the Fifa World Cup following their underwhelming start at the tournament.
The Super Eagles stole the limelight with their Nike Designed outfits that have taken the world by storm.
The kits witness tremendous sales on its release date globally and has attracted fans, including Arsenal star Pierre Emrick Aubameyang, for the three-time Africa Cup of Nations winners across the globe.
However, in stark contrast was the showing of Gernot Rohr’s men in their opening fixture against Croatia where they lost 2-0, deservedly.
And the former goalkeeper has hit out at the attention given to the apparels, thus, questioning the team’s commitment to the round leather game.
“We are too engaged in playing to the gallery. Everybody is showing up in our jerseys, we’re the best dressed, we’re the best fashionistas,” Babayaro told Goal. They look like they have allowed themselves get carried away by the world wide attention and that is such a shame. As a footballer Focus is everything. You must keep your focus on the game and nothing else.
“Football doesn’t give room for any of this. If you give football 100 percent, it gives you back 100 percent.”
Nigeria will be aiming for a turnaround in their second Group D encounter against Iceland at the Volgograd Arena on Friday before capping the first round with a tie against familiar foes Argentina on June 26.
when asked if the Eagles stood a chance of qualifying, he said ” Of course, the Team would have been hurt by that Croatia loss and will be eager to get back on the pitch to put that right, and if they get 2 positive results vs Iceland and Argentina they are good to go”