By Ojieva Ehiosun
Former Nigerian International, Baldwin Bazuaye has expressed confidence in the ability of the Super Eagles to win the 2014 CHAN tournament currently on in South Africa.
In a chat with Sunday Vanguard sports, the ex- Lobi star assistant manager advised Nigerians not to write off the Eagles, adding that the host country has no football pedigree to stop the team from advancing to the next round of the competition.
“Super Eagles are capable of becoming African champions again. I do not want fans to judge them with the outcome of their first game against the Eagles of Mali. In the game of football, it can happen either way. Keshi has done very well since he took over the national team, in fact nobody gave him any chance until he went to the Nations Cup and conquered.
In this competition, Eagles can still do same. South Africa cannot stop the Eagles from moving to the next stage of the championship, we have always had an upper hand against the Mandela boys, so this time round, I have the believe we would do same,” he said.
On the 2014 World Cup, he said: “Keshi must shop for more experienced players for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil if we hope to achieve good result. You will agree with me that the World Cup is not a place to test players. You must have a strong squad that will be able to weather the storm.
We should be able to reach the semi- finals, and I know we have players that can do it if they are well selected,”said Bazuaye.