By Tony Ubani
WORKAHOLIC Eagles striker, Osaze Odemwingie is yet to come to terms that the Eagles have landed in South African for the 2010 World Cup. The CSKA of Moscow player who remains the only vibrant player in the Eagles said that it was all to him like a fairy tale the day after the Eagles beat Harambee Stars of Kenya 3-2. â€œItâ€™s like you are in a deep sleep and be waking up and going back dreaming.
You know all those types of dreams where you play hero and do impossible things. But when I woke up I realised that truly that we will be among the 32 teams whose flags will flutter in South Africa. It is amazing. And I give God all the glory and thank my fellow players and the technical crew.
I thank Nigerians for being there for us. But I promise that we will make amends for Nigerians by doing well in the World Cup proper. All the players have agreed to raise their game and give their all in the Nations Cup. That will be a place where we perfect our strategies and correct some mistakes. But I am still dreamingâ€, the handsome player said.
Coach Amodu Shuaibu whose faith with the team is hanging on the balance also said that continuity should be respected if indeed they want the team to do well in the African Cup of Nations in Angola and the World Cup in South Africa. But Sports Vanguard can reveal that the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, are desperately searching for a foreign technical hand that would boss Amodu. â€œWeâ€™ll take him to the World Cup but he will not be at the driversâ€™ seatâ€, our source said.