By Ben Alozie
Chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) Technical and Development Committee, Alhaji Yusuf Ahmed has expressed confidence that the Super Eagles will be victorious in Wednesday’sAfrican Nations Championship (CHAN)semi-final against Zambia’s conquerors, Sudan in Marrakech, Morocco.
Although he said the game will test the Super Eagles’ mettle further, he however believes that a team that has held its own while leading and came back from deficit in consecutive matches have tasted the swings possible in a match and have nothing to fear.
He praised the resoluteness of the Super Eagles following their 2-1 win over Angola on Sunday that took Nigeria to the semi-finals of the African Nations Championship for only the second time ever.
“The boys have really and truly done Nigeria proud. There are still battles to conquer but we must commend them for overcoming strong oppositions right from the group stage to make it to the last four.
“Of course, it is one match at a time. But I am happy that we have a team that has been showing excellent spirit and resilience, and I see them going all the way.”
Nigeria have now emerged as real title favourites after a creditable day-in-the-office against Angolaon Sunday.
The Eagles have improved with every game, from a scoreless draw with Rwanda in their first match, to pipping 2014 champions Libya with a late goal and then coming from behind to defeat Equatorial Guinea and Angola.
“Our progress has been remarkable. A team that gets better with each game is likely to emerge champions at the end of a competition. We are looking forward to the Eagles making us proud by winning this trophy for the first time,” Fresh said.
Wednesday’s clash in Marrakech will kick off at 7.30pm Morocco time (8.30pm in Nigeria).