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Dropped Eagles lament CHAN miss

02 January 2014, 14:00Israel Ojoko

Abuja - Some Super Eagles players who were dropped from the final list to the 2014 African Nations Championship have lamented missing the trip to South Africa.

Among those who were released were top striker, Gambo Mohammed  and star left back, Adeyinka Adedeji and the two players said when they were departing camp that they believe that their miss is an act of God and they will sooner than later be back in the national team scheme of things.

Adedeji, who spoke first said he has missed several important engagements due to sudden injuries but that will never deter him from aspiring to be one of the best left backs in the world.

“It’s sad that I have to drop out due to injury but am happy that I never allowed the past to duel in my heart and soon I will return. I thank Coach Stephen Keshi and other members of the technical crew for giving me this opportunity and I assure that when next I am called I won’t fail the team and the nation”, he said in a press statement.

On his part, Gambo who has been out for close to two weeks due to a hamstring problem said it was simply an act of God.

“These things do happen and I take it in good faith and I will soon be back. I wish my teammates the best of luck in CHAN”, the Kano Pillars forward declared.

Another star, Ikechukwu ‘Small’ Azubuike, who was very impressive but also suffered the chop of the technical crew said he has had a big learning process with the team and he will be back and better in the coming months. Mfom Udoh, Pius Abdulahi, and Eaglets’ Taiwo Awoniyi also took their release in good faith, promising that when next they get a call up they will be more than ready to displace contenders for their position.

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