Feb 5, 2013 – Ivory Coast Calls Super Eagles “Super Chickens” Over Loss To Nigeria; Eagles Fires Back “You’re Sluggish Camels “
If we are ‘Super Chickens’ then you guys are ‘Sluggish Camels’ –Peterside fires back at Ivory Coast
Former Nigerian goal keeper, Idah Peterside has fired back at the Ivorian national team, the Elephants for calling the Super Eagles of Nigeria ‘Super Chickens’ few years back.
The ex international during an interactive programme on Super Sport Monday said the Ivorians went too far by calling the ‘Giant of Africa’ Chickens.
According to a visibly angry Peterside: “One thing was that the Ivory Coast didn’t respect us and they paid dearly for it.
They thought they would beat Nigeria blue black but reverse was the case. If we are Super Chickens, then they are Sluggish Camels because they were too sluggish and were confused on the pitch of play, he said.
Speaking further, the former Warri Wolves player said ego and over confidence killed the Ivory Coast players.
He voiced his conviction thus: “The Ivorians were already talking of playing against Ghana in the final while they have not beaten Nigeria. They underrated our boys and we taught them soccer lesson.”
He however advised the Stephen Keshi’s led team not to overlook Mali in their next game, which comes up on Wednesday.