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  • Updated: November 14, 2020

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: I Have No Comments For Now, Says Legendary Winger Segun Odegbami

Former Nigerian international, Segun Odegbami says he has "no comments - for now" as regards Friday's collapse of the Super Eagles in an Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2022 qualifying game against Sierra Leone which ended in a 4-4 draw.

AllNews reports that Gernot Rohr's men surged into a four-goal lead before 35 minutes, but saw their goals equaled by the lowly-rated visitors.

It was a disappointing outing for the three-time African champions, and many Nigerians have continued to lambast the team ahead of their corresponding fixture with John Keister's wards at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown on Tuesday.

Odegbami, who earlier this year stated that Rohr is not qualified to lead the Nigerian senior national team stated on Saturday morning in a message on a prominent messaging app seen by AllNews that he would not comment on the Nigeria versus Sierra Leone final result - for now.

“The white man can’t love us more than ourselves. My belief is that anyone who will coach the Super Eagles must be a world class coach. Rohr can’t deliver that.

“He’s not a world class coach that we are looking for, without question," Odegbami had said in July, 2020, while speaking during an interview session on FCT Football Update WhatsApp platform.

It was the first time since Odegbami's stance about Rohr that the Super Eagles will take to the field to battle competitively (the October games against Algeria and Tunisia are not competitive fixtures), and the outcome was not one that was well-received by many of their compatriots.

"For the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone, it was 'Miracle of Benin City', the Shooting Stars icon wrote on Saturday.

"It will be recorded and recalled in the annals of football, how they came back from the 'dead', did the seemingly impossible, and held the Super Eagles to a 4-4 draw.

"I have no comments - for now!!!"

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