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FIFA Ranking: Keshi Optimistic Eagles’ll Bounce Back

FIFA Ranking: Keshi Optimistic Eagles’ll Bounce Back

–Big Boss worries over Nigeria dropping on FIFA ranking

Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi has expressed worry over the recent national team dropping on the Federation International Football Associations, FIFA ranking, saying the country has to work harder to regain its position.

The Big Boss who reacted to the recent ranking which saw Nigeria dropping to the 37thposition in the world says it was not good news for him as a coach but confident the team will regain its rightful position.

He said the two matches played recently which could have contributed to the drop in ranking will serve as a wakeup call for both the players and the coaches while assuring the game against Sudan will be different from what Nigerians saw in Cape Town and Calabar few weeks back.

“Definitely, I am not happy with the news but there is hope and the hope is that we need to work harder and focus on how we can regain that position. We worked hard to get there and if there is a drop now, nobody will be happy but like I said, there is hope,” says the soccer tactician.

“The recent two matches we played may have contributed to that but we are focused and looking ahead with the hope that things will get better. The most important thing to us as a team for now is making sure that we qualify for the Nations Cup and we will continue to do our best.

The Super Eagles will face Sudan on October 11 in an away match before hosting them here in Nigeria few days after and Keshi has declared that the two matches are must win for his team to be back on track for the 2015 AFCON.

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COMMENTS

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  • SoccerInNigeria 4 years ago

    Keshi needs to invite Nigeria’s best players without any sentiments. If he is not comfortable or does not know how to manage an unhappy player, then maybe Nigeria can benefit from a Team Manager similar to the role Oliver Bierhoff has in the German National team.

    It is becoming increasingly obvious that Nigeria NEEDS Victor Moses, Ike Uche, and Iheanacho. Please the argument that Iheanacho is too young or lacks experience does not make sense.

    Nigerians must ask themselves one question:

    There are many 17 and 18 year olds on the Man City list of players. How many of those young youth players played in the pre season games for Man city????

    The fact that Pelligrini chose to select a young unknown Iheanacho to play along the likes of Toure, Navas, Clichy, Silva and others Shows that Iheanacho is something special and is no Ordinary or Average 17 year old(turning 18 in a few days).

    If Keshi can experiment with and Give a National team debut to an unknown untested Rangers player in a crucial game vs South Africa, then Keshi should also experiment with Nigeria’s Most Talented player Iheanacho vs Sudan. This is common sense.

  • “If Keshi can experiment with and Give a National team debut to an unknown untested Rangers player in a crucial game vs South Africa, then Keshi should also experiment with Nigeria’s Most Talented player Iheanacho vs Sudan. This is common sense.”……Spot on! I concurred, agreed, share the same sentiment with you as far as that statement is concerned.

  • Chosen Victor 4 years ago

    Let us start the preparation for the next matches, and make sure the coaching crews invite dedicated, talented, and good players to play .I implore Keshi to see himself as a father to the players, and must have the spirit of forgiveness to any players doing well but not invited due to misunderstanding between the head coach, and such players if there is any. You know that every teams would like to play with the super Eagles.

  • This incompetent illiterate is still talking as if he will be leading Nigeria. If the NFF and the sports minister reappoint this money launderer, we will expose them comprehensively. We are watching.

  • Enemies of progress, better leave Keshi alone to do his work as you would not want anybody to be poknosing in yours.

  • Enemies of progress, better leave Keshi alone to do his work as you would not want anybody to be poknosing in yours. Pls. stop being funny post this comment what if I have commented on that before?

  • ogungbenro philip abiodun 3 years ago

    I like keshi, but,will do mistake

  • ogungbenro philip abiodun 3 years ago

    i like keshi more than oliseh,our masaiah in football(the history man)we never forget him,live long STEPHEN OKECHUKWU KESHI