Thursday, June 17, 2010

Nigerian Despair

What a debacle for the Super Eagles. For the opening half hour they looked in complete control against Greece, having scored early on a fortuitous free kick. Then, a moment of madness for Sani Kaita. The Nigeria right winger kicks out in frustration against a Greek defender and is shown the straight red. He can have no complaints. It all goes downhill from there. Greece scores before half time. In the second it's mostly one-way traffic as both (!) Nigerian left backs get injured. Greece's 2-1 winner comes off a bad spill by keeper Enyeama, otherwise frontrunner for keeper of the tournament so far. You could feel the agony of 150 million Nigerians. It had all looked so promising after the entertaining game against Argentina. In all truth, the defense doesn't look strong enough. There was a lot of desperate defending. But it's not over yet. If Argentina beats Greece, Nigeria may still go through if it beats South Korea.

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