AFCON Qualifier: Nigerians in South Africa commend Eagles’ win
Some Nigerians resident in South Africa have hailed the Super Eagles’ 2-0 victory over Chad in the 2017 AFCON qualifier, as a good start for the team.
The Vice-President of Nigeria Union (NUSA), South Africa, Anthony Usembo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Pretoria, South Africa, that the match was difficult for the Eagles.
“The match was difficult because the Chadians were physical, even though in the end, the Eagles won; that is important,’’ he said.
Adetola Olubajo, Secretary of the Union, commended the Eagles for the win and called for continuity in their game plan.
“I am impressed with the new players fielded by Coach Stephen Keshi. I also appeal to Nigerians to give the coach a chance as he tries to re-build the new National team.
“The team played well, given the fact that they were playing together for the first time in a long while,’’ he said.
Chris Ifeacho, a lecturer at the Kwazulu Natal University, said the Eagles utilised the chances that came their way in the second half to asure victory.
“We are happy over this victory. Having won this match, it is a welcome development.
“It is a good start and I hope the team keeps it up and ensures they qualify for the next AFCON tournament,’’ he said.
Odunze Samuel, Vice-Chairman of the Eastern Cape chapter of the Nigerian Union, urged the Eagles to remain focused and win in their other matches.
“I urge them to win in the other matches in the group,’’ he said. (NAN)
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