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Obuh excited over World Cup for Eaglets graduates

19 November 2013, 10:16

Abuja - Former Flying Eagles coach, John Obuh, says he is proud of three former Golden Eagles players in the Brazil-bound Super Eagles team.

Obuh said that the performances of Ogenyi Onazi, Kenneth Omeruo and Ahmed Musa brought him great joy.

``These were my players when I coached the national U-17 team in 2009. I am happy that they eventually made it to the Super Eagles. I am proud of them,’’ he said.

``It’s because I know the people I have. I know them, even when some of them are not yet called, I’m sure with time they will call them.’’

Obuh, who also managed the National U-20 team, said he was optimistic more players from the 2009 squad would eventually play for the Super Eagles.

He said that the way forward for the Super Eagles at this point was for the team to engage in quality friendly matches that could enable the team to blend perfectly.
He said the Super Eagles’ qualification for the 2014 World Cup had lifted the spirit of Nigerian sports lovers and restored their confidence in the senior national team.

``It’s really a fantastic moment!

``It was just done as if it was not difficult, but we thank God that we were able to do it.

``At least now that we have qualified for the World Cup everybody is happy; you saw the atmosphere in Calabar.

``How everybody, even under the rain, went into the field to celebrate the qualification.

``It’s been a wonderful time, we thank God.  The next thing is just what we need to do now. That is just the most important thing.

``What next to do to the team to know how we will be able to stand for Africa in the World Cup.’’



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