Nigerian football is really  causing  Nwankwo Kanu sleepless nights. For two consecutive Africa Cup of Nations championships, Nigeria failed to qualify.

Nigerian football is really  causing  Nwankwo Kanu sleepless nights. For two consecutive Africa Cup of Nations championships, Nigeria failed to qualify.

Nigerian football is really  causing  Nwankwo Kanu sleepless nights. For two consecutive Africa Cup of Nations championships, Nigeria failed to qualify.

Not only that the U-20 Eagles and the U-17 national team also failed to qualify for important tournaments. 

“That is the reality one faces each time one sleeps and wakes up. It hurts and it calls for deep reflection,” Kanu said. “Everybody cannot be a coach. Some of us who know how things should be done can contribute in our own little way to move our football forward,” he added.

He said that this weekend’s 2017 AFCON qualifier between the Eagles and Tanzania cannot be taken lightly despite the fact the Eagles are already out of the competition. “It is going to be a big test for the new coach and the players. The coach would come under scrutiny in the eyes of the public and so will the players who will be playing under the new coach for the first time. First impression counts a lot. We say we are the giant of Africa; we must strive to live like a giant,” he concluded.

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