•Photo: Ahmed Musa celebrating Super Eagles’ fourth goal with Efe Ambrose on Wednesday. Photo: yahoo.com:
Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has dedicated the team’s 4-1 victory over Mali to God and Nigerians for their faith and support for the team.
In his post match press briefing, the coach noted that it has been a long time that Nigerians felt so good about the Super Eagles and assured fans of more victories in the days ahead.
While praising the players for their discipline and tenacity of purpose, Keshi also advised Nigerians to keep faith with the team all the time as victory don’t usual come in every match.
“I am dedicating this victory first to God and Nigerians for believing in the team. I want to reminded them that victory does not come every day, but with their support, the team will excel in subsequent games at the Nations Cup,” he said.
On Victor Moses who limped off the pitch and was replaced by Ahmed Musa in the second half, Keshi said the injury didn’t appear threatening, however, the medics would have to carry out some scans on the player to determine the impact.
“We need every player in the team, let’s hope that the injury will not be anything to worry about. Today, the medics will be out with their findings. After that, we will know what do but for now, we will cross our fingers,” Keshi said.
He also debunked rumours that he disliked foreign coaches that ply their trade on the continent. He insisted that his grouse is with not hiring good white coaches for African teams.
“Let me be clear on this stuff once and for all. I have no dislikes for foreign coaches. But I would want African football managers to hire quality coaches that would impact quality on the teams they handle.
“For me, no European club would hire me. They think I am not qualified to coach there. You do not go out there to engage a carpenter and expect him to win matches on African soil for you,” he said.