Keshi charges Olympic Team to stay focussed


Former Super Eagles captain and coach, Stephen Keshi on Friday paid an impromptu visit to the camp of Nigeria’s Olympic football team ahead of next weekend’s game against Liberia

He charged the team to stay focussed as they prepare to take on Liberia in the 2nd leg match of their All Africa Games qualifying match after they ended it 1-1 in Monrovia.

“The fact that you got a draw on the road does not mean that it is all over. You must stay focused because if you don’t, then you may have cause to regret.”

Keshi presently the head Coach of the Togolese National team, was in town to spend the Easter but decided to visit his former colleagues, Augustine Eguavoen, Benedict Iroha, Peter Rufai and Alloy Agu.

“I am in town for the celebrations but I thought it wise to see my colleagues in this team, You know it’s been a while since we rubbed minds and with the four of them in one national team what a great opportunity that brings,” Keshi said.

Keshi added that the present team is blessed with the set of coaches they have and sees them doing the country proud on all fronts.

“This team is blessed. With the experience of Eguavoen, Iroha, Alloy, Rufai and Stanley (Eguma), I don’t think they should have any problem technically. They should be the team to beat,” he said

The Former Mali National team coach was however quick to warn that if the team must succeed; they must first work as a unit on the pitch and a family outside the field.
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