Super Eagles Head Coach Stephen has assured that his team would soon reclaim their position in the continent should his wards remain focused.
Keshi told Nigerian Pilot Sports exclusively in Kaduna shortly after Nigeria won their first Nations Cup qualifier against Chad 2-0 ahead of 2017 AFCON slated for Gabon surprisingly heaped praises on sporting journalists on their recent favorable reports concerning the team.
He, however, called for patience even as he admitted his team needed more playing time to blend and live up to expectations. “Let us forge ahead in unity so that we can claim our position back in Africa.
He added: “We are not making up excuses. Rather, it is a fact that this is a new team, and we will need to play together for some time to get things right. But I have a lot of confidence in this team, and we will continue to re-build in order to get better.
“The game was competitive but I am happy we came out victorious because that will enhance our performance in our next match.
While thanking Nigeria media, the former Mali and Togo handler said “For the first time I will coach Nigeria, the media did not show much pressure on the players.
“We did not see or hear a lot of negative about the team. We did not see a write up on how opposing team will demolish Eagles. We appreciate it and this marriage of media with Eagles I’m seeing here can be a lasting marriage.

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