Lagos — Super Eagles chief coach, Christian Chukwu has expressed great satisfaction at winning the bronze medal after his wards conquered Mali in the third place play-off in the 24th edition of the African Cup of Nations. The coach said that though they had aimed at bringing home the trophy, he was nonetheless happy that they came back home with something to show for their efforts.
The coach said the Super Eagles did not attain the level he had wanted them to; and if he should continue to manage the team after this tournament, he would want to fortify it with few more younger players that will astound Africa in the next competition.
"The team has not reached the level I want them to reach. If I continue to handle it, we still need to inject few more players and with my captain (Okocha) still around, I think in two years time, we will have a very strong team that will win the tournament," he said.
He said building a solid team was a continuing process that must not be abandoned half way irrespective of the team's performances in a tournament.
It would be recalled that the Chairman of the NFA has intoned that his board will meet later this month to decide the fate of the coach with the team while skipper Austin Okocha has called for a support for the coach.