–Enyimba coach throws weight behind Keshi’s boys
Coach Kadiri Ikhana has said that Super Eagles goalless draw with Bafana Bafana of South Africa last Wednesday will not affect their chances of qualifying for the 2015 AFCON finals in Morocco.
The Enyimba of Aba coach who won the Nations Cup in 1980 with then Green Eagles told Complete Sports moments after the game in which Nigerians felt disappointed with the result having anticipated a win stressed that the team’s chances of upstaging leaders, Congo and South Africa is still bright.
“No, no, no, I won’t say it’s the end of the road for the Eagles, instead I will say their chances are still very bright, they will qualify, I’m sure of that”, the 2003 CAF Coach of the Year enthused.
“What the team needs to do now is to win their next home game and expect ‘surprise’ from the Congo/South Africa game and once that happens, and we win all our remaining games, then it will be Morocco here we come.”
Ikhana did not exonerate the crisis in the NFF from the disappointing results the Super Eagles have harvested in recent times but stressed that with ‘peace beginning to come to the football house’, things will take a better shape.
“Technically, I think what went wrong with the team against South Africa was the fact the home team was coming from the psychology of an away win and are playing at home.