AFCON 2013: Eagles Arrive S/Africa To A Warm Welcome
The Super Eagles of Nigeria received a tumultuous welcome yesterday morning at the OR Tambo Airport in South Africa as Hundreds of raucous, enthusiastic fans lined up to catch a glimpse of the Nigerian soccer stars.
The fans who requested the head coach, Stephen Keshi, to win the trophy, were however told to temper those expectations.
“Of course we have come here to compete for the trophy, but we cannot say we will win it,” Keshi said. “What we have to do is take each game as it comes. And then we’ll see how it goes.”
The skipper of the team, Joseph Yobo, admonished Keshi’s courage in selecting young players to compete at the tournament.
“He has been there before, has captained the team and all the players trust him and believe in him and we all want to play for him.”