Former Super Eagles midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju has advised the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to go back to the drawing board in a bid to build a sound Golden Eaglets side that could compete for honour at the next FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Adepoju stated this on the backdrop of the team’s failure to progress to the quarter-final of the competition after the Manu Garba-led team lost 3-1 to the Netherlands in the Round of 16 on Wednesday.
The headmaster as he was fondly regarded during his playing days, stated that the football body must commence early preparation in order for Nigeria to regain their past glory.
“The round leather game is all about winning and losing but it is sad that we are losing; a lot can be done to reverse the trend,” Adepoju stated.
“We need to start preparing for the next championships now. We have to put the defeats behind us and see how we can regain our past glory.”