–Ex-int’l insists Morocco 2015 still achievable
Former Nigeria international, Ben Iroha has posited that Super Eagles are still on course for a place in the Morocco 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals despite a disappointing scoreless draw with South Africa on Wednesday at the Cape Town Stadium.
“Yes, we’re all disappointed that Super Eagles failed to beat South Africa because we expected a win to make their qualification a bit easier”, starts Iroha from his base in the USA immediately after the game.
“But sometimes it happens that way, I think it’s a wakeup call, once you start badly, it only makes you work harder to ensure qualification.
“A point from such a game is important because, come to think about it, what if we had lost? I believe Eagles will qualify but they will have to work hard to win their remaining games.”
The one time Golden Eaglets assistant coach and U-23 team assistant coach admitted the Super Eagles were poor against the Bafana Bafana team but added that he expected a better performance.
“I expected a better performance from the team after the Congo defeat. Their reaction was poor we must admit that because the South Africans were on top of the game and carved out some decent chances.
“But like I said, we still have our destiny in our hands which means we must not drop any points in the remaining four matches,” he stressed.