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Keshi Raises Alarm Over Weather, Pitch

Keshi Raises Alarm Over Weather, Pitch

–Big Boss expresses fears over Astroturf and Sudan’s humid condition

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has raised the alarm over the hot weather in Sudan under which Nigeria will file out against the hosts in a crucial 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday.

The Big Boss who said his players are coming from Europe which is relatively cold at the moment lamented that the game in Sudan will be decided under hot conditions.

“The match has been fixed for 8 pm (7 pm Nigeria time) but that does not mean the weather will be that favourable to us.

“The humidity will also be there so all put together I don’t think we’re going to have a good playing condition in Sudan.

“At that time, it will still be relatively hot for (my) players who are coming from Europe. But then, the game has been slated to hold on an Astro-turf which on itself is not favourable for us.

“We also have the altitude to contend with but then we have a mission to accomplish which is to get the three points which is what we’re going for,” Keshi added.

Keshi took his charges out on their first training session on Tuesday and are expected to fly to Sudan on Thursday on a chartered flight.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 3
  • AFOLABI DAVID 4 years ago

    COACH PLEASE STOP RAISING UNNECESSARY ALARM BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT ONLY ONE TO PLAY IN SUDAN, WE HAVE SEEN SOUTH AFRICA PLAYED IN SUDAN AND WON SO AS OTHERS.

    SO THAT START MAKING CASE FOR YOURSELF YOU EITHER WIN OR BE FIRED NIGERIANS WONT BUY THIS FROM YOU. GOOD LUCK TO THE SUPER EAGLES.

  • Excuses already. I believe SA also played there and put three unanswered goals past the Sudanese. You knew all these things, but then decided to invite a bunch of journeymen for the game? This man is a joke.

  • SoccerInNigeria 4 years ago

    If Nigeria fails to get 3 points in Sudan , Keshi is history(Heat, Winter or rain Nigerians will not accept anything but Victory). It is that simple. A win may not even be enough to save Keshi.

    I still wish the Eagles the best of luck and all the best