June 21, 2021

Babayaro, Agali, Aiyegbeni committed ‘abominable iniquity’ during AFCON 2004 –…

first_imgFormer Super Eagles head coach, Christian Chukwu, has again shed more light on why the Super Eagles trio of Celestine Babayaro, Victor Agali, and Yakubu Aiyegbeni were sent home from camp during the AFCON 2004 in Tunisia. According to the former Green Eagles skipper,  the players broke camp rules by inviting women into their hotel rooms. Nigeria had some of the tournament’s most talented stars in Austin Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu and John Utaka, and the 1980 continental champions were looking to repeat the glorious feat of 1994 in that same country. But the team was stunned in their opening group match, losing 1-0 to Morocco side inspired by the exciting Youssef Hadji. South Africa were the Super Eagles’ next foes, and with preparations in top gear at their Monastir base, news filtered out of a crisis in the Nigerian camp. When the dust settled, then Chelsea defender Babayaro, Portsmouth striker Yakubu and Schalke’s Agali were all asked to leave the team camp in Tunisia. Speaking to Brila FM  Chukwu confirmed that the players were guilty of inviting women into the team’s hotel. Loading… Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Gorgeous Asian Actresses No Man Can Resist10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At Longer10 Bollywood Celeb Weight Loss Transformations That Will Stun Youcenter_img “We got a report from the security people of the hotel who confirmed they (Agali, Aiyegbeni, Babayaro) came in with women into the hotel,” 1980 AFCON winning captain said. read also:CHRISTIAN CHUKWU: I say after God, it’s Otedola in my life “The three of them didn’t deny it, and it got their teammates really angry. “First thing is discipline, and if that decision was not taken what kind of message are you trying to send? And that’s why Osaze (Odemwingie) came up and proved himself.” Despite losing three big stars, the Super Eagles managed to beat both South Africa and the Benin Republic to advance past the group stages. Nigeria then defeated Cameroon in the quarter-finals only to lose on penalties to eventual winners Tunisia at the semifinals. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img

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