Cape Town - Assistant coach Daniel Amokachi has told players
of the Super Eagles at the 2014 African Nations Championship to be strong as
they seek to lift the trophy.
In Wednesday’s training, the responses of the players were
near perfect to the joy of the technical crew.
“If you must do well in a tournament of this magnitude, you
must be physically, mentally and tactically ready”, Amokachi said after a
satisfactory training session.
As fans in South Africa and beyond continue to tip the Super
Eagles for honours at the CHAN tournament which starts this Saturday in Nelson
Mandela’s country, the team has said it will not be carried away but will
approach each game with utmost seriousness and focus.
Amokachi said fans and pundits are entitled to their
prediction for the tourney but he knows that there are no small teams at the
“The boss, Stephen Keshi does not believe in quick fix and
we don’t either. We must work very hard if we are to take something out of this
place and most importantly remain disciplined”,
The players and officials agreed with him and
wished their Head Coach will come to South Africa with the Coach of the Year
Award and John Mikel Obi, the coveted African Footballer of the Year Award.
“That will further boost the confidence of the team we have here”, declared
Team Administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor.