Cape Town - Super Eagles players abroad have been sending
messages of goodwill to their mates taking part in the ongoing African Nations
Championship with most of them declaring that they believe there will be no stopping
the Nigerian side from winning the trophy at stake.
Celtic of Scotland defender, Efe Ambrose has been calling
every other day to check on the welfare of his mates from team administrator,
Dayo Enebi Achor. “We have players who are experienced enough to win the
championship and by God’s Grace they will”, he said.
Lazio midfield ace, Ogenyi Onazi called from Italy to wish
Coach Stephen Keshi happy birthday and his team-mates goodluck in their game
against Morocco on Saturday.
“At this point there is no stopping our team from winning
the championship again”, he declared. Onazi said he has been in constant touch
with some of the players in the team and he was certain that they have the
right frame of mind to win the tournament.
Central defender, James Okwuosa, who plies his trade in
South Africa with Chippa United, physically came to the Super Eagles Garden
Court hotel abode, the third time he was doing so on Thursday morning.
“I have come to see my friends and teammates and also to
wish our lovely coach, Stephen Keshi, a happy birthday”, he said on Thursday
morning. I also believe the team has crossed its biggest hurdle and by the end
of the tournament Nigerians will surely smile”, he said.
Midfielder John Ogu, also called all the way from Portugal
where he stars for Academica De Coumbria on Thursday.
“We are so happy with what our mates are doing there in
South Africa, they are really making us proud and help to tell them that we are
backing them all the way to winning the trophy. There is no stopping Nigerian
football again, we have come to stay at the very top with Coach Keshi. Happy
birthday to the Big Boss”, he said excitedly.