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Keshi: No pressures, no must win mandate

| June 1, 2012 More

Super Eagles handler, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, has said that he was not under any form of pressure from any quarters to excel with the national team, declaring that despite that, excellence is his ultimate desire as handler of the Eagles.

“There is nothing like pressure coming from any quarters. Tension or pressure is a natural thing in life. When you leave your house for a function you are under pressure to do it well, when  you are driving you are under pressure to get to your destination, so life itself is full of pressure of all types, but no NFF official has put me under pressure.

Keshi, praised the support he has been receiving from NFF President Aminu Maigari, noting that the Bauchi state born football administrator, has been a perfect gentleman in the manner he has piloted the affairs of the NFF. “No, he has not given me any mandate to win all the games I have because that may be impossible. But it’s my desire to win all my games, but you never can tell in a game of football”, he said.

Keshi also spoke on his relationship with NFF Technical Committee Chairman, Barrister Christopher Green, assuring that the bond is strong and united for the sake of Nigerian football. “I’m on the same page with Barr Green and members of the Technical Committee”.

Meanwhile, Tunisia ’94 Nations Cup winning hero, Emmanuel Amuneke, has said he believes that the Eagles have what it takes to not only defeat Namibia, but easily qualify for the Brazil 2014 World Cup. “The team, we are seeing here is solid with a lot of experienced players, defeating Namibia should not be the issue but qualifying quick for the World Cup”, Amuneke said when he visited the team at its Metropolitan Hotel camp abode.


Category: Bauchi State News

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