By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Super Eagles stars Nnamdi Oduamadi and Brown Ideye have both expressed confidence in the ability of the team to bounce back from the setback they suffered in their first game of the 2015 African Cup of Nations on Saturday with a 2-3 home defeat to Congo at the UJ Eusene Stadium, Calabar.
Oduamadi played a part in the game but Ideye was not invited for the match as well as Wednesday’s clash against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.
Oduamadi who was substituted in the game by Eagles’ second goal scorer, Gbolahan Salami, in the second half said on Twitter: “It wasn’t a good game for us. No excuses from us. I apologise to all Nigerians and to my fans. We will do better in South Africa (on Wednesday),” the forward who plays for Crotone in the Italian Serie B assured.
West Bromwich Albion record signing Brown Aide Ideye also expressed his belief that the team will recover from the disappointment to post a good showing in South Africa on Wednesday.
The striker who was omitted by coach Stephen Keshi from his World Cup squad in the summer said on his Twitter account:
“Heads up guys, look forward to the next game and make us proud.”
Barring any FIFA ban as a result of Chris Giwa’s insistence that he remains the ‘President’ of the Nigeria Football Federation despite the world football governing body, FIFA, insisting that he vacates the NFF office and stop parading himself as the ‘NFF President by Monday, 8 September, 2014, Stephen Keshi and his team are expected to travel to Cape Town, South Africa at least 24 hours before their very important game which is now a must-win affair.