Keshi Proud Of Support For Eagles

Maigari with Keshi

After spending a memorable six weeks with the home-based Super Eagles players culminating in a bronze medal win at the just concluded African Nations Championship, CHAN, in South Africa, Coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi has anchored the success of the team on the support he received from the Nigeria Football Federation, and by extension the Sports Ministry, the players and backroom staff.
Addressing the team and their officials late Saturday night, Keshi said the NFF has been very supportive, disclosing that the players have the opportunity to get World Cup places for the Brazil 2014 World cup. He added that the staff of the team have been totally committed to the job of uplifting Nigerian football.
Amongst the players, Keshi singled out Ejike Uzoenyi, the Most Valuable Player of CHAN 2014 for special mention, noting that at a point the player’s form dropped drastically but he listened to our advise, which has helped him to improve. And today, ‘he has become the MVP of a major championship in the world and particularly African football’.
He thanked all his technical assistants for their supportive advise. “From Amokachi to Shorunmu and Coach Valere, we spent hours together after dinner. All we were doing was working on our strategy and most times, I come out to speak but they have been supportive and I want to thank them”.
Dayo Enebi Achor, the team’s administrator also received some plaudits from Keshi, who insisted that the staff denied themselves for nearly two months for the team to achieve a third place finish at SA 2014 CHAN.
Keshi concluded that; “I will be delighted if four of the players we brought to this CHAN can make it to the World Cup in Brazil, but they must be dedicated, respect their clubs’ coaches and make discipline their watchword”.


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