Nigeria’s national team; the Super Eagles yesterday officially took a break from soccer action to return between September and October. They may however resume early in August, if the NFF accepts an invitational tourney from its Indian counterpart.
The team took a break after it’s 2-0 win over Rwanda in the AFCON qualifier played at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar, the Cross River State capital. Dayo Enebi Achor, the team’s Scribe who spoke on behalf of NFF Scribe, Musa Amadu, said at the moment there is nothing on ground for the team, but a clearer picture will emerge in the coming weeks.
The NFF has also meanwhile scheduled a meeting with the technical crew in the coming days in Abuja. The meeting is to streamline preparations for the next round of qualifiers and also ensure that Nigeria is not caught unaware in the qualifiers.
Meanwhile Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has dedicated the victory over Rwanda to Nigerian fans. “I will like to dedicate the victory over Rwanda to thousands of Nigerians who will wake up and call me for prayers early in the morning at about 2, 3 or 4am, the victory we have here is obviously for them”, he said.
Keshi praised the resilience of the team in the game against Rwanda, assuring that in the coming days the team will even get better. “We have reached a point where I think we can really rediscover Nigerian football and we again appeal for understanding from all football loving Nigerians”.