Lagos - The Director General of the National Sports
Commission (NSC), Gbenga Elegbeleye, said he is confident of the home-based
Super Eagles lifting the 2014 Championship for African Nations (CHAN) trophy.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2014 CHAN
will be hosted in South Africa between January 11 and February 1.
Elegbeleye told newsmen at the ongoing “Mark D Ball”
basketball tournament and Sports Beauty Pageant in Otukpo, Benue, that Nigeria,
the current African champions, has all it takes to win CHAN.
He said that the quality of players in the team and their coaching
crew, led by Stephen Keshi, gave him the confidence that the Eagles would excel
in South Africa.
“We have one of the best coaches in Africa today and I have
no doubt in my mind that the team is going to win the tournament”.
“What gave me the confidence that we are going to win is the
length of camping the team had and the quality of players we are going to
parade in the tournament,” Elegbeleye said.
He noted that football administrators had mapped out
strategies on how to excel in CHAN and the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.