Ex-Nigeria captain Henry Nwosu says Tuesday’s cancelled international friendly against Ghana in London is a blessing in disguise for the Super Eagles.
The match was called off due to the ongoing civil unrest happening in London.
Nigeria’s preparation for the high-profile suffered a lot of withdrawals in the build up to the match fixed for the Vicarage Road Stadium.
The Super Eagles would have played without Vincent Enyeama, Osaze Odemwingie, Brown Ideye, Fengor Ogude, Ekhigo Ehiosu and Victor Obinna among others, who were denied entry visas to England by British immigration.
Nwosu said that the cancellation is a big relief to Nigerians who feared that poorly prepared Super Eagles will be massacred by their Ghanaian counterparts.
”I am happy the game is cancelled because we are not prepared for the encounter as most our players invited for the all important game did not show up.
”I think the postponement will enable us prepare better, make sure that we have full house of our best legs the next time the game will be played.
”The postponement is a divine intervention. In fact, it is a blessing in disguise,” the former Nigeria Under-17 coach added.
The Super Eagles suffered a 4-1 drubbing against the Black Stars in 2007 in a friendly also played in London.