Hey guys, I said I was really motoring along so I've already made it through the Olympics.
But first we had a couple of World Cup qualifiers against Zambia and Madagascar.
I had already been well beaten by Zambia with Equatorial Guinea so I knew that they were a better side than they look. Thankfully we exacted that deafeat with a simple victory, debut boy Ighalo scoring a fantastic hattrick. I'm not sure how he hasnt been capped before, because he's already better than Obafemi Martins.
That was followed by a convincing win against Madagascar. Martins showed he's not past it yet with a hattrick of his own. Dickson Etuhu of Fulham scored an amazing volley from 20 yards, before Utaka completed the rout.
We were firmly in control of the group, and were almost certain to make the World Cup finals. So lets move on to the Olympics...
OLYMPIC GAMES 2012
First up we had a tough warm up game against one of the favourites: Spain. They had a very tough team, with the Casillas, Pique and Fabregas their overage players.
I wasnt expecting such a good performance! We definately have a good chance if we keep playing that way.
The team's been announced, and we have a bit of a problem in some areas. I called up Enyeama, Taiwo and Mikel as our overage players. I needed Enyeama and Taiwo because they were the only good players we had as GK and at left back. However, Mikel picked up an injury and will miss the group stages. But on the whole we have a very good first team.
We're a bit short in defence, and a few injuries would really hurt us.
A terrible start to the tournament. We played well enough to win but a 30 yard screamer from Shaqiri won it for the swiss. We really needed to win the next two games to stay in.
Japan 1-1 USA
We played really badly, I though we might of held on. But I had took take Taiwo off, and our back up LB is shockingly bad. Straight after that sub, they scored, then he made a stupid tackle to hand them the win via a penalty.
Switzerland 0-0 Japan
That draw meant that USA and Switzerland both had 4 points and, for the second tournament for a row, we were out after just two games.
Well, it was just one of those games. They have 1 clear cut chance, and still score 5?! So, unfortunately, despite my initial optimism, we left with 0 points.
Switzerland 3-1 USA
As in real life, Mexico won the gold, beating Great Britain 2-1 AET. Brazil took bronze.
And then, I quit.
I wasnt planning to, but another job came up. It's quite a large step down from where we are now with Nigeria, a huge step to be honest. I am now manager of...
HONG KONG (CHINA PR)
Ranked 177th in the world, this team really is awful. The FA have set me no expectations except "learn from the experience". This is going to be alot harder than Equatorial Guinea. The most valuable player is worth 20k, the fastest player in the whole country has 11 pace and the team has recently been beaten 7-1 by Uzbekistan.
Nevertheless, I'm going to try and qualify for the Asian games. We almost certainly wont, but it will be an interesting experience.
Thanks for reading.