The Super Eagles trainer is glad to have found a few good legs that will be part of his squad to the summer fiesta in Brazil
By Shemmy Sholabomi in Cape Town
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has disclosed that his main objective of leading the team to the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in South Africa has been met after discovering more than the three players he hoped to get from the competition.
The Super Eagles won bronze after defeating Zimbabwe in Cape Town on Saturday in the competition meant for only players based in domestic leagues.
Speaking after his team defeated hard fighting the Warriors, the Big Boss said that he was happy to have had a good run with the squad and is now encouraged that a few of them could be in his plans for the World Cup in Brazil.
“The major goal for me [in South Africa] was to expose the players and see if I can get two or more players to take to the World Cup in Brazil in five months’ time. I am happy to say that I have really gotten some,” Keshi told media.
He said that there were no hard feelings not winning the competition after losing the semi final game to Ghana via penalties.
“I don’t have bitterness for not winning CHAN, no bitterness at all. I am so happy with the boys for playing well and reaching this far in the competition. They have really grown to understand what I want from them just under three weeks of being together as a team,” he said.
Zimbabwe Coach Ian Gorowa also showered praises on his team for reaching this far in the competition adding that it has been the best achievement of the country in football in recent time.