Former Nigeria international Samson Siasia says the Super Eagles would have been embarrassed at the just concluded 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The Eagles failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup after losing to eternal rivals Black Stars of Ghana in the playoffs in March this year.
However, the Black Stars crashed out in the group stage after winning one and losing two games
Cameroon and Tunisia also crashed out in the group stage but recorded victories against Brazil and France respectively.
AFCON champions Senegal and Morocco were the only African teams who progressed into the round of 16 with the latter making history as the first African country to reach the World Cup semi-finals.
And speaking after the conclusion of the World Cup, Siasia dismissed talks that the Eagles would have done well.
“We would have been embarrassed out of the World Cup with shocking score lines,” Siasia was quoted on Football Live.
“The Super Eagles have no business going to the world cup and losing out to the Ghana team we played against is enough proof.”
Siasia was appointed Eagles coach in 2010 but was fired in 2011 after failing to lead the team to the 2012 AFCON.
In 2016 Siasia returned as Eagles coach on a temporary spell after the resignation of former teammate Sunday Oliseh but once again failed to pick the 2017 AFCON ticket.
The 55-year-old helped Nigeria win the 1994 AFCON in Tunisia and was a member of the side that featured at the World Cup the same year.