— Attributes success to NFF, Keshi
Super Eagles’ defence ace and Rizesport of Turkey, Godfrey Oboabona, has saluted the resolute display of the all-home-based national team at the just concluded CHAN African Nations tourney.
“I just left the country a few months ago and many of the players were calling me in the course of the tournament to get inspiration and support. Some of them were even saying I should have been there but I saw most of the games and my colleagues like Azubuike Egwuekwe and Kunle Odunlami, were simply fantastic”.
While congratulating continental ruling body, CAF, for a initiating the tournament, Oboabona said the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and head coach Stephen Keshi should be hailed for discovering players like himself and members of the CHAN Eagles, adding that there were still more players in the country waiting to be discovered.
“The NFF has been supporting our coach and his programmes and that has been the reason why we have so many players of international standard from Nigeria. I trust that at the next tournament Nigeria will win it, even as most people rightly agreed that we were the best team at the CHAN tournament.”
On his club career, Oboabona, said: “It has been fair so far on me, it is tough but we are surviving it and I hope to put up a good display this weekend to celebrate the CHAN Super Eagles.”