While many Nigerians were optimistic that Super Eagles would resurrect from the disqualification crisis it suffered during the last African Cup of Nations qualifiers, the worst

expectation hit them with Nigeria been crucified the second time on the cross of disqualification. It will be vividly recalled that Nigeria did not qualify for the African Cup of Nations last year, and this time again, Nigeria won’t perceive the 2017 African Cup of Nations slated to be played in Gabon not talk of winning the trophy.

Last Friday when the Pharaohs of Egypt visited Super Eagles of Nigeria at Kaduna state, Nigerian team sent them home without defeating them as the match ended 1-1. The return leg played in Alexandria, Egypt had Nigeria return home in sheer humiliation as Egypt through Ramadan Sobhi weakened Nigeria with a goal at the 65minutes to take the lead till the end of the game. Now, the once upon a time African champion is condemned to second consecutive failure to qualify for African Cup of Nations. Super Eagles deserve an applause. Don’t they?