Heavens won’t fall if Eagles lose – NFF

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By Jacob Ajom

The Nigeria Football Federation has expressed satisfaction with the performance of Super Eagles Team B, campaigning at the ongoing African Nations Championship in South Africa.

First Vice Chairman of the federation, Chief Mike Umeh told Sports Vanguard in Cape Town that the team have done well so far and even if it crashes out at this stage of the tournament the board will not do anything rash.

’’I want to assure you that heavens will not fall, even if the team lose to Morocco on Saturday. Football is a sporting event. If we lose, we will take it in good faith. Look at the fact that even the hosts are out. In football, like every other game, you win some and you lose some,’’ Umeh said, but quickly added, ‘’well, so far, the boys have been playing well after their defeat to Mali so I don’t expect they lose.’’

The former chairman of Rangers International football club of Enugu recalled that South Africa had been a ‘’fertile ground’’ for Nigerian teams in the past and Saturday’s match won’t be an exception.

‘’We have been playing well in South Africa, we have a pedigree. Remember only last year our senior team was here to pick the Afcon. We are going to get past Morocco whom we respect very well, anyway,’’ Umeh said.

’’We know the North Africans play fast and tactically sound but we have a technical bench that can outwit them. Keshi and his team know what to do. We should expect a good game.’’

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