Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets have come under heavy criticism for crashing out of the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup in the round of 16. Football fans across the country are enraged over what they believe to be the poorest performance from a Golden Eaglet team who are regarded as the most successful international football team for their age group.
The team which lost its chances of progressing further in the 2019 tournament held in Brazil after losing 3-1 to the Netherlands, have been tagged as the worst U-17 team to ever come out of Nigeria.
Having an enviable track record of winning five FIFA U-17 World Cup titles and reaching the finals on three different occasions, expectations were high for this year’s set of the Golden Eaglets, but a lacklustre performance from the team broke many hearts.
Below are some reactions from football enthusiasts who took to Twitter to express their disappointment.
— Ehebha Innocent (@alwayz05) 5 November 2019
— ＭＵＳＢＥＹ (@Mus6ey) 5 November 2019
What a shameful performance from the Golden eaglets. Lack of creativity in the midfield, porous defence and Bad passes ruined the game. These players no try ooo. Disheartening! #U17WC #NGANED #SoarGoldenEaglets
— Ammar Jubril 🇳🇬 (@Ammar_sunkanmi) 6 November 2019
We had an embarrassing outing at the under 20 World Cup and now we have equally failed woefully at the under 17 World Cup that we regard as a birth right. NFF has some explaining to do. #NGANED
— Adeayo Adebiyi (@ade_adeayo) 6 November 2019