Former Super Eagles coach Bonfrere Jo has pointed out that lack of team play was a major ingredient missing during Nigeria's campaign at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Super Eagles suffered two defeats to Madagascar and Algeria, but managed to win bronze in Egypt.
Bonfrere, who led Nigeria to 2000 final in Lagos, where they lost to Cameroon on penalties, admitted that Gernot Rohr’s side could have done a lot better at the tournament with the quality of players at his disposal.
“I don’t think the third-place finish was the best they could have reached,” Bonfrere told Sports Extra.
“They have good players but no good football team. They should have at least reached the final, which they could have won.
“I believe that with these players you should play better team football to enable you win games. The reason they play this kind of football is because of the defending tactical plan.”
The AFCON 2019 bronze medal was Nigeria's 8th in eight 3rd place match they have played.