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NFF Salute Eagles

NFF Salute Eagles

–Glass House boss Amaju Pinnick says nothing can stop Nigeria

President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick has praised the ‘extra –ordinary fighting spirit, rare dedication and total commitment’ of the Super Eagles in Saturday’s Cup of Nations qualifying triumph in Pointe Noire.

Goals by Ikechukwu Uche (from the penalty spot) and Aaron Samuel (a sweetly curled finish) sent the Eagles to second position in Group A with an automatic qualification ticket earned once they achieve a win over South Africa in Uyo on Wednesday. Nigeria earned only one point from their first three matches of the campaign after defeat by Congo in Calabar, draw with South Africa in Cape Town and defeat by Sudan in Khartoum.

“I cannot commend you enough for making Nigeria proud, through your fighting spirit and the patriotism with which you approached the game. It was a difficult environment in its entirety but you were not deterred, and that must be our guiding philosophy from now on,” Pinnick said as he appreciated the players inside the chartered Discovery Airline aircraft on the way back home.

Nigeria’s 100 –man contingent was shabbily treated throughout their stay in Pointe Noire by the Congolese hosts, but praise must go to that country’s security operatives who rose to the occasion to forestall a planned attack after the Red Devils were well –beaten.

“Apart from being denied access to our team’s only training session, our delegation was not given any match ticket, contrary to the regulations, and our accompanying media were denied accreditation to the match.

“But we are all happy that we could sing after the match. You have simply turned the campaign around for the better and we look forward to finishing the qualifying campaign on a high note in Uyo on Wednesday,” the NFF boss added.

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 8
  • emelifonwu pius 4 years ago

    LET US HOPE THEY WILL NOT RELAX AND BE OVER CONFIDENT AGAINST south Africa.

  • Segun 4 years ago

    What the Super eagles have done in this game against the Congolese is in the true fighting spirit of the round leather game. what can be more elating than this. So many eagles fans believe that we must always fly through qualifications. What you see in the match result of the super eagles reflects what happens in the NFF (As a body). When the NFF is fucking up, we have bad results. When they manage to unite or team up cohesive force, we get good results. The only strong force that keeps the team at least doing well sometimes is the fans, the passion of the Nigerians for Football. Nigerian nature is like a circle without a circumference. What I mean is this, they can be champions if you want them to be and they can fail when you want them to fail. I will want to salute coach Stephen Keshi for blending with the crazy politics; it shows that you learnt from yourself and from Westerhof.
    Lets keep a watching eye on NFF, if we want result, we mustn’t loose sleep over them. NFF doesn’t want to dust off that faulty aspect of the Nigerian Federal character

  • ifeanyi 4 years ago

    Generally I don’t think their performance was outstanding the prayers of Nigerians and mere luck saw them through…Nigeria is yet to play the type of football we have alz known our team for…we may wnt to excuse them becos of the pitch but let’s wait and see wht will happen in Uyo…I still wonder why our darling team can’t play ground football without lumping it at any giving opportunity…wht happen to our street footbal mentality of “play with ur nearest man,” “don’t give away d ball to ur opponent without fightng back for it,” “don’t take ur eyes off the ball during play until the final whistle” does it mean our coaches dnt read d game or the players are not ready to fight for their country…however I thnk kudos shld go to outstandng players frm d lst match like Eyeama, Mikel, Aeron and Ik

  • omo9ja 4 years ago

    Congratulations to Keshi and his team. However, we still have one match to go and they should never relent yet untill we qualify for the Afcon 2015. Kudos to Keshi. I will salute him if he listen to the word of advice. Therefore, the team is not there yet but we appreciate them. God bless Nigeria!

  • omo9ja 4 years ago

    Congratulations to Keshi and his team. However, we still have one match to go and they should never relent yet until we qualify for the Afcon 2015. Kudos to Keshi. I will salute him if he listen to the word of advice. Therefore, the team is not there yet but we appreciate them. God bless Nigeria!

  • Kudos to Stephen Keshi for his achievements with the National team. He currently has no contract, yet, he is putting everything he got into the game because of the love he has for his country. When the Congolese defeated the Eagles, people called for him to be sacked, instead of the football house that turned the glass house to house of Politics. These people forgot that “a house divided against itself, cannot stand” If an ordinary person wanted Keshi fired, it would not mean nothing to me. But when it involved those ex- international players, I gave me something to think about.

  • laweke 4 years ago

    All thanks to God,bcos we are yet to see eagle play like eagles,and kudos to our captain Vincent,for his wonderful keeping,witout him,I dnt tink dis uyo match will be played

  • Gozzy 4 years ago

    Kudos2 keshi &his boys,my question continues to point on ambrose! Does it mean we can not get someone who can replace him from local league? Does it mean we cannot get a left back rather than oshaniwa?what is holding kelechi ihenacho to be involve in super eagle?