Keshi Salutes Eaglets, Coaches

Super Eagles boss, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, has heaped praises on players and members of the technical crew for making the nation proud at the just ended U17 World Cup championship in the United Arab Emirates.
“I’m particularly proud of the coaching crew, because they again showed that some of the best coaches are from Africa. I hail the Minister and the NFF for providing an absolute conducive environment for the team and we hope it will continue to be like that all the times.
Keshi then spoke on how he thinks members of the U17 national team can get into the Super Eagles, which he heads. To him, there should be a gradual push for the boys towards the main national team, even as he insists that age has got nothing to do with the players getting into the Super Eagles.
“I will want the players to take the natural route of maturity, play for the Flying Eagles, then maybe the U-23 and then we can start looking at them. During that period we may find one or two of them that can make impact in the national team and we will not hesitate to invite them”, he said.
“Once again I say kudos to Coach Manu Garba, Emmanuel Amuneke, Nduka Ugbade and Emeka Amadi, they have really helped to strengthen the credential of the Nigerian coaches and made us proud not only as a nation, but as a group and also in the profession, may such things continue to happen to Nigerian football.”


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