World Cup Qualifier: Nigerians hail Eagles
from all walks of live massively hailed the Super Eagles on Wednesday
for securing the vital three points in the World Cup qualifying match
against the Harambee Stars of Kenya that succumbed 0-1.
Nigeria's Ahmed Musa was on target in the 81st minute to assure of the three points, in a match played at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.
Some of the
soccer fans said it was crunch match, which the Eagles had to win to
stay atop its Group `F’, so as to improve their chances of making it to
the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Green Eagles' winger, Adokiye Amiesimaka, commended Coach Stephen Keshi
for working out a tactical game plan that gave the Eagles the slim but
vital 1-0 victory.
told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) shortly after the match that Keshi
had proven that Nigerian coaches had the qualities to assemble a
have shown that with commitment, they can go places. I want the Nigeria
Football Association (NFA) to give Keshi and his team the maximum
cooperation to win the remaining matches''.
Dolphins of Port Harcourt’s Media Officer, China Acheru, said the Eagles
deserved to win, having dominated most of the game in Kenya.
“I am happy
at the performance. The team did very well. Keshi promised to give
Nigerians a good team for the 2014 World Cup and I think, he is on the
them (Eagles) to play the Namibians as if they lost the Kenyan
encounter. I bet you, they will also get a good result next week,'' he
Okorowanta, a former Flying Eagles winger, also applauded the Super
Eagles for the 1-0 victory against the Kenyans. “It is a good
performance which I must commend. It is an indication that they are
committed to qualifying for the world Cup.
“However, they should prepare well ahead for other matches and ensure that they do not lose or draw any subsequent match''.
Adepoju, a former Team Manager of Shooting Stars of Ibadan (3SC), said:
“It was a very good match and we are back at the top, where we belong as
“This victory is going to motivate the team to put in their all in our next match against Namibia,'' he said.
Mohammed, the NFA Director of Competitions said: “We thank God for this
victory and I am highly delighted. They should concentrate on their next
match against Namibia.
Ekpo, a former Super Eagles Midfield maestro, said it was a deserved
victory: “they (Eagles) should take other matches seriously and ensure
that the country qualifies for the World Cup,'' he said.
Omokaro, another former Super Eagles defender, said: “it's a good
feeling, knowing that the Super Eagles are forging ahead. The victory is
immense and I am very happy about it''.
Okagbue, a former Harambee stars coach, said he was happy the Eagles had
done it: “I am very happy, the Keshi boys have done it again. I wish
him well in the World Cup journey and pray they make the country happy”.
In Umuahia, soccer fans who were relieved to learn that the Eagleseventually won the match, however, voiced their frustrations overfailure to watch a live telecast of the match.