16th November, 2014
Football enthusiasts in Kwara on Saturday applauded the excellent performance of the Super Eagles of Nigeria against their Congolese counterparts in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.
They called for a repeat of the good outing in their last qualifier against the Bafana Bafana of South African at home in Uyo on Wednesday.
The Eagles came back from their poor performance in the first half to defeat their hosts 2-0 in a make-or-mar match amidst tension in Brazaville, the Congolese capital.
NAN reports that the away victory reawakens the chance of the African Champions’ qualification for the most prestigious continental soccer fiesta in Equatorial Guinean.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) had on Friday awarded the hosting right to Equatorial Guinean after Morocco shelved its earlier bid to host over fear of Ebola Virus Disease.
Alfa Ibrahim Yusuf, an operator of a soccer show centre in Kaiama, the headquarters of Kaiama Local Government Area of the state, said the entire Nigerian fans were delighted with the outcome of the match.
“The match is good and I am delighted with the result. I pray to God to see us through the remaining match.
“Nigeria should put up a similar excellent performance against South Africa because it is not yet over until it is finally over,” he told NAN.
He also commended Stephen Keshi, the Eagles’ Head Coach, for coming on top of the game in the second stanza after the Congolese dominance in the first 45 minutes.
Also, Mr Abdulrasak Rafiu, a soccer fan, noted that if Eagles could defeat South Africa on Wednesday, Nigeria could qualify and defend the trophy they won in South Africa in 2013.