Leadership (Abuja)

Nigeria: 'Eagles' Discipline in Camp Wonderful'

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Nigeria are African 2013 soccer champions.

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has said the team is waxing strong by every match because the discipline in the camp of the team is wonderful.

Keshi who was criticised for dropping some big names like Osaze Odemwingie and Obafemi Martins and settled for relatively new and young players said but for the level of discipline he has been able to p in place in the camp of the senior team, he would not be able to guide them to a memorable and unprecedented finals in the 2013 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations.

"The discipline in camp and the atmosphere has been very wonderful. Everything has fallen into place and we are moving forward.

"We are not thee yet but we are getting close. Remember this team is young and just five weeks old. The kind of team spirit in the golden 1994 set was achieved over the period of five years. That is my goal and target.

"I want to instil the kind of team spirit in the 1994 set into this Eagles but it will take time Nigerians must be patient. My ultimate desire is to put smiles on the faces of Nigerians and l am happy we are doing that at the moment," the big boss said after leading the team to a 4-1 victory over the Eagles of Mali in Durban on Wednesday.

He said the reason behind dropping most of Nigeria's big players is best known to him even though most Nigerians do not understand.

"It is not only skillful players that can do the job for you in a tournament. You want the mentality to be strong, you want a team player, you want people that can really work for the team. That is the way l want it. There is a lot of talent in this team but it will take a while," he said

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