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AFCON 2019: David Mark Slams Super Eagles Over Poor Performance

Former Senate President, David Mark has slammed the Super Eagles of Nigeria over their poor performances at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

The three time African champions finished their Group B campaign in second position behind newcomer Madagascar who defeated the Gernot Rohr-led side 0-2 on Sunday.

Speaking on the sidelines of the just concluded President Buhari Golf Tournament at the IBB Golf Course in Abuja, Mark said the national senior men team needs to show class in their style of play.

 “I want Super Eagles to win the Nations Cup but I don’t think they have played optimally so far that’s my own feeling but they can do better, our victories have not been convincing enough, the three points is important but we should show class” he said.

“We are nearly 200m Nigerians and we can get 11 players that can show ‘Don’t play with us’ our games should be beyond three points. When Nigerian players are in the field and the whole world watching must know how classy we are.”

The retired Nigerian Army Brigadier General, further charged the technical crew to change their tactics if they want to emerge as the African champions for the fourth time.

“First of all, our coaches must change tactics, our passes are long and inaccurate which drops by 5 percent, we give away the ball so easily.

“Look at the Brazilians when they play. If you play well and you lose, we will understand. But if you don’t play well, people will say go and watch them” he concluded.

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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