Lagos - The League Management Company (LMC) said the Super
Eagles had the ability to rise up to any occasion.
Alhaji Salihu Abubakar, the Chief Operating Officer of the
LMC, said this after the home-based Eagles defeated Mozambique 4-2 in the
teams' second group game at the ongoing Championship of African Nations (CHAN)
in South Africa.
Abubakar told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone
that not even the host team could stop the Eagles at this stage.
“Nigerian teams always go far any time we have difficult
first round. I am sure they will pick up from here after losing 2-1 to Mali”.
“They lost the first match because they were tensed but the
win against Mozambique will boost their morale,'' Abubakar said.
He added that the players needed pep talks and motivation to
boost their morale in the last group game agaist South Africa.
Abubakar expressed the optimism that the Eagles would defeat
the host nation, having beaten them in the past similar competitions.
The Eagles victory has set a stage on Sunday for their
crucial encounter with hosts, South Africa, who already garnered four points
from two matches.