Nigeria’s Super Eagles, which have been scheduled to battle with Congo on Thursday, November 13, 2014 are already making assuring predictions about the away game promising Nigeria that they will bring nothing home but victory. It is in this vein that the Super Eagles publicist, Ben Alaiya predicted woes for the host Congo.
Following new spirit and zeal displayed by the home-based Eagles against Ghana in the recent friendly, Alaiya has predicted that the Eagles would whip Congo mercilessly in the return leg match after the Red Devils beat the Eagles 3 – 2 in Calabar.
“The Eagles that played Ghana were put together under three days. That team have given us hope that Nigerian will continue her dominance of African football and make great impact at the world scene”, he said.
Addressing the issue of Coach Stephen Keshi’s absence from the touch line in the the match against Ghana in Akwa Ibom, Alaiya said that Keshi was saddled with administrative duties that did not allow him come in early from Abuja to support the Eagles.
“He allowed his Assistant Daniel Amokachi to be in charge and he did a fantastic job within three days”, Ben said.
Alaiya’s explanation, is in contrary to widely held stories that that the Nigeria Football Federation had decided to stop Keshi from being on the bench to prevent angry Nigerian fans from venting their spleen on him like they irrationally did in Abuja despite defeating Sudan in a 3 – 1 home win.
Keshi’s absence from the match in Uyo had generated rumours that he had gone into hiding to prevent himself from angry angry Nigerian football fans. But the returnee Coach was seen as he went up to collect his medals at the end of the 1 – 0 victory which was made possible by the head strike of Emem Eduok who plays for Dolphins of Port Harcourt.
Eduok shot placed himself in Nigeria history book by becoming the first player to score in the brand new 30,000 seater Akwa Ibom International Stadium.