Emma Ado , who is the agent to late Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has revealed why the Nigeria national team don’t live up to expectation whenever they play at the Nest of Champions Stadium in Uyo.
Ado in an exclusive interview with Owngoalnigeria.com says Nigeria’s poor record in Uyo goes beyond the playing surface of the nest of champions.
Nigeria have only won once at the magnificent stadium, and according to Ado it is so because the night life of the town and the activities at the hotel, where the Eagles are usually lodged is a distraction.
” My brother, Uyo has it’s own peculiar night life, this players find it hard to resist. One clear case was the game that denied Nigeria qualification for the 2015 Cup of Nations. A lot happened”. He told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” We heard an allegation against a player but my late brother and coach Keshi didn’t believe it until he saw how poor the player was on the match day, the size of the hotel makes controlling the players difficult.
” Also the night life gets to the players even if they don’t go out, they have their own way of making things happen without the knowledge of the coaches.
” My advice to coach Gernot Rohr is for him to use both the team security and the police to monitor the movement in and out of the hotel, else we will be running the risk of having tired players on the pitch”.