Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Peter Rufai, has said the 1-4 loss Nigeria suffered from Denmark at France 1998 World Cup is the highest goal margin he conceded in a single game in his entire career.
Speaking on a radio programme recently Rufai enjoined the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to ensure that goalkeepers are unearthed and developed from the grassroots.
On Nigeria’s disastrous outing at the France 1998 World Cup, the former Nigerian goalkeeper said everybody involved in the Super Eagles at the time, including players and officials, were to blame for the poor performance.
“When looking at my performance at France 1998 World Cup, I will say I never had any regret representing the country.
‘’The 1-4 defeat by Denmark was one of the bad moments of my career. The problem of the team at that time should not be put on one person. The lapses of the Eagles at the championship should be put on the entire team.
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‘’I thank the Nigeria football fans for their full support throughout my career,” he stated.