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CHAN Eagles happy with CAF Awards

10 January 2014, 18:02Israel Ojoko

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 the night.

“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”.

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