After leaving my office Base, crossing the Seven seas of traffic using my legendary legendiz benz, I sat on my sofa to watch the confederations cup game between the World and European Champions, Spain and the new African Champions, my country Nigeria.
While I had some Arsenal interest in the spanish side in the likes of Santi Cazorla and Nacho Monreal and a bit of Fabregas, I looked forward to a match hoping for a rare miracle against all odds to beat Spain and hope to advance to the Semifinals. I had used the Super Eagles victory in 1998 over Spain as a yardstick to baise my mind.
Nevertheless, the result was 3-0 in favour of the World champions incase you dont know. i wasnt surprised nor devasted by the scoreline nor result but the lethargy of the strikers paraded by the head coach of the Nigerian team, Stephen Keshi. Joseph Akpala, Brown Ideye and Gambo Muhammed were the 9s and pseudo-9s.
While Arsenal and Arsene wenger is searching for a lethal striker, or have they found one in Higuan, Nigeria’s frontmen displayed a cinema of anti-forward actions to register no goal nor meaningful shot at goal. The most glaring of missed chances came in the second half before the 3rd goal when Gambo Muhammed shot wide. I left my sofa and sat on the bare floor, hands on my head and mouths gaping, staring in bewildment as the Kano Pillars forward strodded in disbelief back to the pitch.
If you dont know, Kano Pillars lead the Nigeria Professional Football League
Seriously that was my first time of seeing Gambo Muhammed play. He has a good record with his club, kano Pillars. According to Wikipedia, He is 25 and has scored 91 goals in 156 appearances for club. I had to search to know more. And i wondered sceptically, can Arsene bid for Gambo Muhammed?
Gambo’s name became a household name on Nigeria online forums and social networks buttered by the anger of keshi’s selection to the confederation cup. The situation reminds me of the Arsenal case where we had only Giroud or when there was only Bendtner. Believe me, Nigeria has missed Emmanuel Emenike, te AFCON 2103 hero. According to @optaNGR, the last time Nigeria scored more than one goal in a competitive game, Emmanuel Emenike was on the pitch. I hope he gets back.
Goonerdaily may be pondering on Arsenal Transfer rumours and Higuan may be on his way to the emirates but why not ponder the sight of Gambo on the Arsenal jersey.
enough for today. Let me cross the traffic again