.By Bamidele Boluwaji:
Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has called on Nigerians to support the senior national team as they begin their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers this weekend in Kaduna.
The Super Eagles who won the 2013 edition of the African showpiece in South Africa, will host Chad this weekend and the Big Boss says he is confident that his players will not fail to make Nigerians happy, saying the he has forgotten the past while focusing on what he intends to achieve in the 2017 edition.
“We need support from every Nigerian and we all need to forget the past and focus on what we want to achieve in the 2017 edition”, begins the coach.
“For me, support is key because the players are here and ready to give their best. Playing at the 2017 AFCON is a priority and we must work really hard for it” insists Keshi.
The former Togo National team, handler who spoke with Complete Sports, said they have also learnt from past experience and will not allow anything to distract the team’s focus.
“Football changes every day and all teams try to learn, so for us to win every game we are going to play, we must not underrate any team and we must work hard for every point” he concludes.
Meanwhile, after the Chad match, the Super Eagles will play Tanzania in their next game and Keshi believes that he has the team that can win the two matches.