Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Kenya vs Nigeria: Mikel, Omeruo hail resilient Eagles

Super Eagles’ midfield maestro, Mikel Obi and defender, Kenneth Omeruo have given kudos to their teammates in the battle of Kasarani, Kenya yesterday.
The duo who spoke to Newswatch Sports on phone shortly after the crunchy battle in Nairobi, said it was a difficult game hence they remained thankful to God for the paltry gone victory.
Mikel was first to speak:  “It was a very difficult game, but we triumphed because we were more determined to get something out the match and we did.  We thank God for that.”
And echoing him, Omeruo said: “We showed that we are indeed Kings of Africa.  As I said before, the Nations Cup spirit is back in the team and it is back for real.
“Many Nigerians may not like how we played the game cautiously, but we played according to instructions because it was a difficult game.
“We adopted a strategy which was so difficult for the Kenyans to understand and it worked out for us.  There is still more work to be done, but we have started well.  This was the greatest game facing us in this qualifying series.”

Omeruo’s pair in the defence, Godfrey Oboabuna added that it was a highly technical and tactical game, but they knew that the Kenyans were not capable of stopping them from trudging on. He added: “It is Namibia next.” 

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