12th February, 2012
Super Eagles and Fulham of England midfielder, Dickson Paul Etuhu has said that the Equatorial Guinea-Gabon 2012 Nations Cup missed a lot with the absence of giants Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa and Cameroon.
Speaking on the Cable News Network, CNN on Friday, Etuhu, who was previewing the final between Zambia and Cote D’Ivoire, said the Nigerian team in particular have a way of adding colour and panache to the Nations Cup over the years. And, it must be admitted that they were sorely missed. Etuhu however said he was sure that the Nigerian side will bounce back at the next edition of the championship scheduled for South Africa in 2013.
Meanwhile, Eagles Head Coach Stephen Keshi, said he was sure that the current Super Eagles squad will not only qualify for the championship in South Africa, but will be one of the major contenders for the trophy at the tourney.
“We have started well with the home-based squad and the response has been tremendous. When the foreign-based stars join the camp, Nigerians can expect a solid team. From there we can start thinking of the tournament proper. I think we have a team that can make a serious challenge for 2013 trophy”, Keshi assured.