While he beams with confidence when he sits on the bench, Super Eagles boss Stephen Keshi, has spoken of how he has had to wake up late at night and early in the mornings to pray with unknown Nigerians in the bid to ensure that the country does not miss out consecutively from the Nations Cup. Adding that the job is not done yet as there are still several hurdles to overcome.
“I will like to dedicate the victory over Rwanda to thousands of Nigerians who will wake up and call me for prayers early in the morning at about 2, 3 or 4 a.m, the victory we have here is obviously for them”, he said.
Keshi praised the resilience of the team in the game against Rwanda, assuring that in the coming days the team will even get better.
“We have reached a point where I think we can really rediscover Nigerian football and we again appeal for understanding from all football loving Nigerians”. Keshi described the Rwandan side as very good but noted that they have to cave in under pressure from a superior Nigerian side.
Eagles go on break
Meanwhile Nigeria’s national team; the Super Eagles on Sunday officially took a break from soccer action and are scheduled to return between September and October, with an early call threatening in August if the NFF accepts an invitational tourney call from its Indian counterpart.
The team took a break after its 2-0 win over Rwanda in the AFCON qualifier played at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.
Dayo Enebi Achor, the team’s Scribe who spoke on behalf of NFF Scribe, Musa Amadu, said at the moment there is nothing on ground for the team, but that a clearer picture will emerge in the coming weeks.
The NFF has also meanwhile scheduled a meeting with the technical crew in the coming days in Abuja. The meeting is to streamline preparations for the next round of qualifiers and also ensure that Nigeria is not caught unaware in the qualifiers.