January 2, 2014

Adedeji, Gambo rue CHAN miss

Gambo Mohammed

Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi confessed on Tuesday morning that it has become very difficult for him to drop any of the players in camp, as all of them deserve to be in South Africa for the CHAN tourney which kicks off January 11, but situation compelled him to do so.

Among those who were dropped were top striker Gambo Mohammed  and star left back, Adeyinka Adedeji and the two players said, when they were departing camp, that they believed that their miss was an act of God and they would sooner than later be back in the national team.

Adedeji, who spoke first said he has missed several important engagements due to sudden injuries but that will never deter him from aspiring to be one of the best left backs in the world. “It’s sad that I have to drop out due to injury but am happy that I never allowed the past to duel in my heart and soon I will return. I thank Coach Stephen Keshi and other members of the technical crew for giving me this opportunity and I assured them that when next I am called I won’t fail the team and the nation.

On his part, Gambo who has been out for close to two weeks due to a hamstring problem said it was simply an act of God. “These things do happen and I take them in good faith  I will soon be back. I wish my teammates the best of luck in CHAN”, the Kano Pillars forward declared.