AFCON 2017: Chad Game, A Must Win – Keshi

keshiNigeria’s Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, says the team must win the Chadians in Saturday’s African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match to make progress in its quest to be in Gabon for the tournament in 2017.     

Coach Keshi, who spoke ahead of the match against the Les Sao of Chad at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna, explained that despite the fact that the team parades a complete set of new players, the Eagles had all it takes to qualify at the group stage to book a place in Gabon.

During a news conference at the Eagles Intercontinental Hotel base in Kaduna, Nigeria’s north-west on Wednesday, the Eagles coach said the Chadian team parade quite a number of professional players and therefore should not be underrated.

He also described Nigeria’s absence at the last Nations Cup as a disaster which must not be allowed to happen again.

Mr Keshi had earlier expressed optimism that the re-branded Super Eagles would fly over the Chadian side.

Captain of the team, Vincent Enyeama and Odion Ighalo of the newly promoted Watford FC of England also expressed confidence that the team had all it takes to defeat the Chadians on Saturday.

Super Eagles Will Fly Over Les Sao Of Chad – Keshi

super eagles Ahead of the African Nation’s Cup Qualifier match against Chad, Super Eagles Coach, Mr Stephen Keshi, has said he is optimistic that the re-branded Super Eagles will fly over Les Sao of Chad at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna.

In a media chat with sports journalists in Abuja, Keshi said that the players were rearing to go and the coaching crew were fully prepared to deliver the Nations Cup ticket to Nigerians.

Team Captain, Vincent Enyeama, who also fielded questions from journalists, said that the players are in high spirit and remain committed to ensuring that the Super Eagles return to their winning ways.

Speaking on the ongoing U-20 World Cup in New Zealand, Keshi expressed the view that the Flying Eagles have the capacity to win the tournament.

”I don’t think there is any shaking because the team is not a bad team,” he said, adding that the team was already at an advantage.