Cape Town - The home based Super Eagles currently in Cape
Town for the 2014 African Nations Championship have expressed happiness seeing
Nigeria handed prizes at the 2013 Glo CAF Awards held in Lagos on Thursday.
The Super Eagles were named Team of the Year, the Golden Eaglets
were named the Youth National Team of the Year, followed by the one won by the
Nigeria Supporters Club, as the winners of the Fair Play Award. Stephen Keshi
was named the Coach of the Year, after which Kelechi Iheanacho was named CAF
Most Promising Talent.
From Assistant Coach, Dan ‘the bull’ Amokachi, Team
Administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor to other officials and indeed the players it
was clapping and praises galore as award after award was named after Nigeria.
“It’s simply the best era in Nigerian football and we pray
and hope that it will be sustained in the coming years”, declared an obviously
elated Emmanuel Attah, who is the team’s Coordinator.
Gangling defence ace, Azubuike Egwuekwe said he was not too
disappointed at Mikel’s loss because head or tail, Nigeria was the champion of
“We are sure that Mikel or a Nigerian will win the next
award”, he said excitedly.
Amokachi, who is normally not used to emotions said there
was a lot to cheer from the award ceremony.
“We had a clean sweep and we must comment NFF President,
Aminu Maigari and his board but the message is for us to work harder and remain
the dominant force in African football”, he said.
Team’s Media, Officer Ben Alaiya simply said he could not
agree more with the deluge of accolades that were poured on Nigerian football
and the Maigari led NFF. “Its congratulations and more work to be done”.