Former Lobi Stars midfielder, Paul Onobi has declared that inexperience on the part of the players led to the failure of Nigeria’s CAF Champions eague flagbearers in advancing beyond the group stage.
Speaking with brila.net, Paul Onobi who played for the Super Eagles under the tutelage of coach Sunday Oliseh, noted that most of the players were novices on the continent and the issue of inadequate funds must have seriously affected the team.
“I’m not surprised that they crashed out regardless of me wishing them the best while the journey lasted. I think it was inevitable for them to be kicked out of the competition because some had never had continental experience.
I still give kudos to the coaching crew for still putting them together and making do with the players available.
Remember most players left and they also had fund problems, so I think these factors affected the team but all in all I think they their best and should keep their head up as they didn’t disappoint”, he wrapped.
Paul Onobi now plays his football with Alnjoom fc of Saudi Arabia.