Legendary Nigerian Defender, Taribo West, has revealed that some members of the workforce on the 1998 FIFA World Cup sneaked girls into their resort rooms an evening earlier than the 4-1 loss to Denmark in a spherical of 16 conflict.
The Tremendous Eagles had been the overwhelming favorites to proceed towards Denmark having completed high of the Group with six factors, courtesy of a 3-2 victory over Spain, 1-Zero victory towards Bulgaria.
The final group recreation was a useless rubber match towards Paraguay, the workforce misplaced 3-1 to the South Individuals.
The Westerhof led workforce put up a lacklustre efficiency towards Denmark, the match ended 4-1 in favor of the Europeans.
The efficiency sparked outrage in Nigeria and most soccer followers had been upset, however a key proponent of the workforce, Taribo West has revealed what occurred an evening earlier than the loss towards Denmark.
“I learn reviews about Eagles visiting nightclubs and driving limousines throughout the World Cup in France, truthfully, I don’t learn about that,” West informed The PUNCH.
“However what I do know is that some gamers sneaked girls into camp, I noticed that.
“The ladies had been Africans who got here to look at the event and fell in love with our workforce, due to the best way we performed within the group stage. So, it was simple for these gamers to woo them to their rooms”.
“That’s the reason on match day, you can see quite a lot of the gamers didn’t have the energy to curtail the Danish gamers.
“They had been drained after overworking themselves the night time earlier than with the ladies. I used to be yelling at them on the pitch, I used to be very offended with them.
“They did all these as a result of they thought we had been going to beat Denmark.”
Denmark crashed out of the competitors with a 3-2 loss to Brazil within the quarter ultimate.