Adedeji, Others Rue CHAN Miss

Super Eagles top striker Gambo Mohammed and star left back, Adeyinka Adedeji are disappointed that injuries stopped them from featuring in this year’s African Nations Championship, CHAN.
The players said their miss is an act of God and they will sooner than later be back in the national team scheme of things.
Adedeji said he has missed several important engagements due to sudden injuries but that will never deter him from aspiring to be one of the best left backs in the world.
“It’s sad that I have to drop out due to injury but am happy that I never allowed the past to duel in my heart and soon I will return.
“I thank Coach Stephen Keshi and other members of the technical crew for giving me this opportunity and I’m sure that when next I am called I won’t fail the team and the nation”.
On his part, Gambo who has been out for close to two weeks due to a hamstring problem said it was simply an act of God.
“These things do happen and I take it in good faith and I will soon be back. I wish my teammates the best of luck in CHAN”, the Kano Pillars forward declared.
Another star player, Ikechukwu ‘Small’ Azubuike, who was very impressive but also suffered the chop of the technical crew, said he has had a big learning process with the team and he will be back and better in the coming months.
Mfom Udoh, Pius Abdulahi, and Eaglets’ Taiwo Awoniyi also took their exit from the team in good faith, promising that when next they get a call up they will be more than ready to displace contenders for their position.
Meanwhile, Coach Stephen Keshi has told the dropped players and those who made the list for CHAN to remain consistent and pray for their teammates as that will form the basis for their future invitation to the national team.
“We must pray for our brothers who made it because tomorrow it will be our turn but most importantly we must be discipline and play consistently for our various club sides”, he said.


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