Gone,surely,are the days when Super Eagles were feared not only in Africa but thruout the world. Then bookmakers will think twice before predicting Argentina as favourites pre-Nigeria-Argentina clash. Then Nigeria was reverredas being in the same class with countries like Argentina,Spain etc. Pre-match analysts will easily give 'the favourites' tag to Nigeria when they faced average European countries like Bulgaria,Greece. That was how highly rated the Eagles were then.
Suddenly,like a pack of cards,all the glory began to crumble. They totally lost reckoning in world football,and pitiably in Africa too. Countries like Angola,Gabon,Sierra Leone,Rwanda,Kenya,Niger,Lesotho and other hitherto minnows began to have gut to say they can beat Nigeria anytime they were grouped with Eagles in one qualifiers or the other.In recent time countries like Angola,Gabon,Lesotho,Sierra Leone,Uganda have either beaten the Eagles or drew with them or Eagles eking an uninspiring victory against them.
But today,with the Uche brothers marshalling the resurgence of Eagles,I believe these Eagles will fly again.
I believe the current Eagles can hold,if not beat, a country like France,England,Sweden etc. Pls Spain and Holland and even Italy are not included in my etc