â€¢Vows to live up to expectations in Angola
By Fidelis Ebu, Abuja
Shaibu Amodu,Â Eagles Chief Coach, has promised to live up to expectations in next monthâ€™s African Cup of Nations in Angola.Â Amodu made the promise after he was given a brand new jeep of undisclosed model and brand for his efforts in qualifying the nation for the South Africa 2010 World Cup finals.
â€œTo whom much is given, much is expected; so we are going to Angola which is a stepping stone in our realisation of the big dream in South Africa in June.Â â€œWe are going to useÂ Angola to prove that these Eagles can fly and fly really highâ€,Â Amodu said while showing appreciation for the N1 million cash given to him by the Presidential Task Force set up by President Umaru Yarâ€™Adua to ensure the nationâ€™s flag would be among those to be hoisted in South Africa during the FIFA World Cup finals.
He, however, stated that â€œthe gift is like a winner takes it all, but I will share it with othersâ€.Â While the PTF gave Amodu the sum of N1 million and a jeep, his three assistants were each given the sum of N500,000 for qualifying for South Africa 2010 World Cup.
Amodu was, however, emphatic when he said that the flaws in the team would be corrected in the few days they have to prepare for the continental championship.Â â€œWe are aware of the flaws in the team, and in the few days we have to prepare for Angola, we will take care of the flawsâ€, he said.