Don’t Let Nigeria Down, NFF Begs Eagles

| January 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

NIGERIA Football Federation (NFF) has urged the Super Eagles to redouble their  efforts in their last group C game against Ethiopia on Tuesday to qualify for the quarter final of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

The Super Eagles played a 1-1 draw against the Chipolopolo of Zambia on Friday to put the team’s qualification on a tight rope.
A member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ahmed Muazu Kawu told The Guardian that the Super Eagles failure to make it to the next round of the competition would be an embarrassment to the nation.

He insisted that the NFF still had faith in the Stephen Keshi and members of his technical crew. He also expressed confidence that the team would not only reach the quarter final but would make it to the final if the players put in their best.

“We are happy with the way the boys have been playing so far. We could all see that there was an improvement in their game against Zambia as compared to what they did against Burkina Faso on Monday.

“Although, nobody is happy that we are not winning our matches but if you look at the circumstances that surrounded our games, we will still not condemn our players. If we fail to qualify to the quarterfinal stage of the competition, it will be a disappointment to all of us here (in South Africa) and the people back
home.

“It will be a shame to the whole country if we fail to pick a quarter final ticket. If our players do what is expected of them we will make it to the final,” Kawu said.

The chairman of the Nationwide League also called on Nigeria to pray for the team’s success in their next game against Ethiopia.

“We don’t need to condemn the team for now. Nigerians should exercise patience with these boys and also pray for them. They are new set of players, which I believe will bring laurel to the Nigeria. Some years back, there was no room for the home-based players in the team but now things have changed. The foreign-based players are now fighting for places in the team, which I believe is a good development.”

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