he general secretary says that the national team has quality players that can do well in South Africa despite the loss of some of their starters
The General Secretary of the Nigeria Football
Federation, Barrister Musa Amadu has thrown the doubts of coach Stephen
Keshi to the dustbin insisting that the Super Eagles have quality
players to win the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN).
The Eagles will file out against Mali on Saturday and the NFF has
charged the team to win their first match of the competition to start
the race of winning the tournament on a good note and to enhance
confidence for subsequent encounters in the championship.
"The boys and their handlers know what is at stake, and we have
impressed it on them that the encounter with Mali on Saturday is a must
win. This is our debut in the competition and by all stretch of
imagination we are underdogs in this irrespective of our status in
Africa,” Amadu told Sportmasta.
"The tournament will further go to underline the quality of the
Nigerian league and that is why we are charging the boys to go out there
to compete with countries with strong leagues like South Africa, Mali,
Morocco and Congo. We have told the team not to go to the Championship
just to make up the numbers despite any hiccups but to have a shot at
the trophy at stake.
"However, our joy is that the current team, irrespective of the fact
that some of the players that were the core have left the country in
search of greener pastures, there are still others in the team with big
match mentality and quality and they have been part of the build up of
both the team A Eagles team and the current home-based squad," Amadu