The Nigeria legend feels the Super Eagles put up a brave showing at the Fifa Confederations Cup outing in Brazil
To many soccer loving Nigerians, it was a failed expedition for the country at the Fifa Confederations Cup - with two losses, one win and the inability to make it out of the group stage.
Stephen Keshi's side were unable to reach the last four of the competition meant for the continental champions despite recording a 6-1 win over Tahiti in their first game. They lost 2-1 to Uruguay and 3-0 to world and European champions Spain.
For former Super Eagles attacking midfielder Mutiu Adepoju, a.k.a Headmaster, Nigeria’s outing in Brazil is a laudable achievement and part of the building process.
The former Real Sociedad of Spain star believes there are lots of positives to derive from the Super Eagles outing rather than castigating the team for not reaching the semi-finals.
“The team didn’t perform badly because we saw a team that can create chances. They even impressed with good football. Though we lost some scoring chances, the good thing is that we were able to discover that we have boys that can hold their own in the absence of the big boys and create scoring chances,” Adepoju told Goal.
“The Confederations Cup is a good one for the team and I hope that Stephen Keshi and his technical crew would have done their home work before we face Malawi in the last qualifying games [in September].
“Having in mind the caliber of players we missed in the team, I mean [Emmanuel] Emenike and Victor Moses, those that were picked proved themselves and I think it was a good experience for them,” he concluded.