Keshi Weeps Over Dike’s Injury

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi was in tears on Tuesday when he heard that power playing Toronto FC of Canada forward, Bright Dike was injured.
He has already instructed Nigeria’s team doctor, Ibrahim Gyaran to get in touch with the medical crew of Dike’s club to know the extent of damage done to a potential World Cup debutant.
“No, no, this is very sad. I can’t believe this is happening to a player with such enthusiasm to play for Nigeria at the highest level. We will miss him if it’s true he would not recover for the World Cup. I can’t think of any replacement for him now until we get to the real facts of the matter”, Keshi said in Florianopolis, Brazil, where he is presently attending the FIFA seminar for the Brazil 2014 World Cup along with coaches of other qualified nations and their officials.
The former Anderletch of Belgium and Strasbourg of France libero also revealed that he has turned a prayer warrior for all the players he plans to take to the World Cup, and believes God will protect them against any form of injury in the run-up to the World Cup.
“We just have to commit all the other players into God’s hands, because we can only do well if our players are in good health”, he said.
On the return of Skipper Joseph Yobo to the team, Keshi said the defender was recalled because he is in form, warning however that his recall to the team does not guarantee a World Cup place.
“He played well against Manchester City, which I watched but he must be consistent and we pray he should be in good health, those are the attributes we want in all the players that will go to the World Cup”.
Keshi also expressed grief over the death of Master Toba Falode, the son of National Womens’ Team Coordinator, Aisha Falode.
“We in the Super Eagles join the NFF and the entire football fraternity to mourn with Falode. We pray God to grant her the fortitude to bear the loss”, he said through the Eagles’ Media Officer Ben Alaiya.


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