According to reports, Ogenyi Onazi should be held responsible for Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the 2015 Africa cup of nations in Equatorial Guinea.
This was revealed by a Super Eagles Player to SL10.ng on the condition of anonymity, who claims that the Lazio midfielder ignored the instructions by the coach to cover the defense in search of personal glory to the detriment of the team.
According to him, “A lot has been said about why we failed to qualify, but most are far from the truth. For instance why was it that we struggled less when Hope Akpan played in the front of the defense? It is ironic that Mikel Obi’s best games of the qualifiers were games that Akpan played in as he sits and allow Obi roam upfront without leaving any space behind unlike Onazi”.
He also noted that Onazi had in many occasions missed the team’s training in claim of attending to family issues.
‘Nigerians should also ask him why he missed training on the eve of the game and tried to lie. What type of family issue kept him out?” he further said that Onazi ignored the coach’s instruction because of the praise of Mikel after the Nigeria AFCON 2013 victory.