It has been revealed that the NFF had written the Nigerian national football team off . They felt they will not win their match against Ivory Coast.
Word has it that the NFF officials had booked their return ticket before the was over.The financial transactions relating to the flight arrangements had been concluded.
Meanwhile Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou have predicted that the Super Eagles will win the tournament.
According to Drogba.....
“I was very impressed with the Super Eagles’ performance against us (Ivory Coast). It’s proof of hard work, relentlessness and the sign of a world-class team in preparation”.
“I don’t really see any team that can withstand Nigeria for the rest of the tournament. They keep improving by each game and level of the competition.
“That shows it’s a
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hardworking and resilient outfit. If they must take the trophy home they have to keep working, be creative and challenge any side like they engaged us.
“Wishing for and seeing victory is not enough. I feel this is Nigeria time but they must deserve it by proving it more on the pitch. The fact that the team arrived with a number of home-based players means we have to give them praise because that tells us there is football even within the continent,”.
According to Kalou.....
“Nigeria have a good chance at the tournament after the way they played against us.I am so happy for our National team. It shows, you are only written off when YOU write yourself off. Here is hoping they don't relax and take things for granted.
“We also played a good game but we did not play in our usual way. We were forced to play long balls and that was not our style. We are shaper when, we play between the lines. By the time we found out how strong Nigeria were, we were already behind them and we did not recover from that.”