Leadership (Abuja)

16 January 2013

Nigeria: NFF Restates Confidence in Eagles

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has expressed confidence in the ability of Nigeria's national team to put up an impressive performance at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Its media officer Ademola Olajire told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that he expects the Super Eagles to excel in South Africa given the amount of time and effort spent in preparing the team for the tournament. "The message is that, this championship, we have won it twice before, we are going for a third win.

The team has prepared very well. They have been re-building over the past 15 months, which has been done well by the coach, which every Nigerian supported. They should just support and pray for the team and we will believe that the team will go all the way," he added.

Executive committee member of the Nigeria Football Federation, Chris Green also disclosed that the Nigeria Football Federation had gone to great lengths to ensure the team is well motivated to excel at the tournament which kicks-off on the 19th of January in South Africa.

"As I speak to you, we have paid all camp allowances and other financial entitlements to all the players in Faro, Portugal. Morale has never been higher among the players and we are confident they will recompense our efforts with a good showing at the Afcon," he said.

Green further stressed that neither Stephen Keshi nor any other member of the technical crew was being owed a dime.

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