–Nigeria team storm Khartoum on chattered flight
Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has spoken about his happiness over the team’s travel plans to Sudan for Saturday’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying game against Sudan.
The Super Eagles departed last night for Khartoum (venue of Saturday’s game) with a chartered aircraft and Keshi has revealed that it could be decisive in the eventual outcome of the game.
“We want to thank the NFF for making this possible,” Keshi exclusively toldsupersport.com.
The former Togo and Mali trainer added that travelling for such an important match with commercial flights would have been detrimental to the team’s chances of getting a positive result on Saturday.
“It is a whole lot better to travel this way (with a chartered flight) because when you travel within Africa with commercial flights, it’s usually a mess.
“For example, if you are to travel for a two-hour trip with a commercial flight, you could spend a whole day trying to complete the trip.
“Time is really a factor in this case and we want to thank the NFF that the request to travel to Sudan with a chartered flight was granted.
“I want to assure Nigerians that we will fight to win this game on Saturday. Everybody knows that we did not start well but we are the champions of Africa and we will prove it on Saturday.
“We will give 200 percent in terms of effort and we are only urging Nigerians to pray for us,” he said.
Saturday’s game will be decided at the 30,000 capacity Khartoum stadium.