Pa John Ojidoh is disappointed that Nigerians have suddenly become boastful about today’s Nations Cup quarter final match against Ivory Coast. And sadly, he says, Stephen Keshi has joined them.
“It will be a different mentality against Ivory Coast,” Don’t Worry about Ivory Coast,” were some of the headlines attributed to Keshi. Chief Mike Umeh said that “Nigeria will teach Ivory Coast a lesson.”
He is the Vice President of Nigeria Football Federation.
Interestingly, the Ivorians who are favourites have spoken about Nigeria with respect.
“We know Nigerians, they are a strong side and it will be a difficult match. We will do our best in the match,” Emmanuel Ebue told the BBC.
Ojidoh has reacted this way: “My son, Keshi, his crew, players and other Nigerians are playing risky mouth football. They should shut up and take everybody by surprise. Skill and luck win matches not name or wishes. The 2013 Nations Cup is full of surprises like Cape Verde and Burkina Faso.
It will not be over until it is over. So, let’s pray and be ready to accept the result that comes our way. What belongs to all belongs to none. The winner of Sunday’s (today) match isn’t necessarily the ordained winner of the Cup.”