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Eagles return to training

23 January 2014, 11:50Israel Ojoko

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 Tuesday off.

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.

- News24


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