Cape Town - The Super Eagles have resumed training at the
Cape Town Stadium after a day off to relax their nerves ahead of their quarter
final duel against the Atlas Lions of Morocco on Saturday.
The team returned to training on Wednesday after taking
Nigeria Football Federation Vice President, Mike Okeke Umeh
praised the team for the heroics against Bafana Bafana, saying he was there to
speak on behalf of the federation President, Aminu Maigari.
“The President asked me to tell you that you have done well
so far but there is more job to be done and that is why we are here to remind
you to listen to your coaches and deliver the goods against Morocco”, he said.
“Indeed you have shown the world that there is no Super
Eagles team A or B again because of your performance here and we are sure that
at the end of the day we will take the trophy home. Let me assure you that
apart from President Maiagari and our father President Goodluck Jonathan, all
other political parties in Nigeria are rooting for you to win without bias and
you must prove them right by winning the trophy”.
Speaking later, gangling defence ace, Azubuike Egwuekwe said
he was thrilled by the address of the NFF leadership and assured that the
players will not let the country down. He said the presence of the officials at
training session has helped to boost the players’ morale and that will show on
Saturday when the team tackles Morocco.
“We have come thus far, we cannot afford to disappoint
ourselves and the nation”, he said grinning.