As Nigerians come to terms with the bronze medal outing of the Super Eagles at the just concluded African Nations Championship, CHAN, in South Africa, a sports enthusiast and President of BCL, Chris Baywood has predicted a good run for the Eagles in the World Cup in Brazil.
Baywood’s optimism stems from his belief on coach Stephen Keshi whom he said has brought back the right rhythms for Nigerian football.
“It’s amazing when you think of the massive results that Keshi has achieved since being appointed chief coach of the national team. He has not only done absolutely well in terms of results, he has also changed and brought competition to the Eagles which hitherto was a team reserved for some foreign-based teams.
Today, there is competition in the team and the home-based players have also justified their inclusion in the team. We were thrilled with the performance of the Eagles in CHAN and the emergence of Ejike Uzoenyi as the Most Valuable Player, MVP, of the championship. It speaks volumes of the talents that are in the country that many have not bothered to discover’’, he said.
The Oil and Gas magnate also believed that Brazil would be a veritable ground for the Eagles. “Brazil will be a good hunting ground for the team. We should all support the team and pray for them”, the Philanthropist added.