Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi is a former international defender
By Olawale Ajimotokan
Former Secretary General of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, has expressed lack of confidence in the Super Eagles defence and has tasked the technical crew led by Stephen Keshi to work on improving that department.
Nigeria stylishly edged to the Africa Cup of Nations billed to hold in South Africa next year, after they beat Liberia 6-1 in Calabar on October 13.
The outcome of the second leg match underlined the supremacy of the Eagles over the Lone Star as Nigeria advanced to the continental showpiece 8-3 goal aggregate.
But Ogunjobi, a former member of the NFF board, was categorical when he posited that the Eagles’ rear guard needs an overhaul if Nigeria wants to impress at the Africa Cup of Nations.
“The truth must be told, I am not comfortable with our defence. We have to work on that department because it is very weak. Another import point to note is that Liberia is an ordinary team, we can’t use them to think we have arrived or assess our readiness to excel at the Nations Cup,” Ogunjobi warned.
Though the rear guard of Joseph Yobo, Azubuike Egwueke, Juwon Oshaniwa, Elderson Echiejile, Godfrey Oboabona, Efe Ambrose and goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama have come under-fire of late for conceding cheap and late goals, coach Keshi is always quick to attribute the lapses to errors in the midfield.