As Eagles Soar Over Chad

As Eagles Soar Over Chad

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by Nasiru Suleiman, Abuja

The Ahmadu Bello Stadium (ABS), Kaduna once again proved to be a lucky home ground for the Super Eagles as they beat visiting Chad team 2-0 in an Africa Nations Cup 2017 qualifier on Saturday.
Both goals came in the second half of the game with  Gbolahan Salami scoring the first to the delight of the fans who thronged the stadium.
Later in the second half, Ighalo Odion Jude converted a penalty to give the Eagles a clear lead.
The first half had ended on a 0-0 scoreline, a situation that pit the Kaduna fans in the capacity filled stadium anxious moments.
In a post match briefing, Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi said that he was impressed with the outcome of the match.
“The players at the defence were very disciplined, despite having three new lads in that department,” he said.
Keshi explained that no goal was scored in the first half because the players had anxiety, but were able to regain their confidence after half time, with the crew’s pep talk.
Commenting on Onazi’s red card that made Eagles end the match with one man down, he said that he wouldn’t blame Onazi for the incident that led to the red card, but lamented that the team would miss him for probably two or three matches.
On his part, Eagles’ captain, Vincent Enyeama said he was happy that they played as a team, despite the new players in the squad.
For the coach of the Chad team Emmanuel Tregoat, his boys learnt a lot from the game., “Nigeria is a big team with players in big teams in Europe. We are just a small team, who came here to learn,” he said

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