The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria has expressed deep concern with the poor participation of national teams in recent international competitions.
The country will not be represented in the football event of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games following the failure of the U-23 Eagles and Super Falcons to qualify for the competition.
Also, the home-based Super Eagles failed to secure a place at next year’s African Nations Chammpionship in Cameroon with the Golden Eaglets also failing to make an impact at the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil.
“The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has observed with deep concern the state of the country in the game of football in recent times, even though the strings of non-qualification for various International Championships in Africa and world football circle may not have come as a surprise,”reads a statement released by the body on Tuesday.
“The challenges that enveloped the glass house which has recently been laid…
Source: Complete Sports