KESHI HAILS TEAM
Nigeria's national team manager Stephen Keshi has hailed his team after they managed to come back from three goals down to win the match 4-3 in the second half. Nigeria were playing against Morocco in the African nations championship, which is a tournament meant for players playing in Africa. Nigeria recently won the African cup of nations for the first time in almost 2 decades.
Stephen Keshi has received a lot of praise for his work with the national team in recent years. Even though he was set for criticism in the first half after the team were trailing the match 3-0, he managed to inspire them to a brilliant comeback in the second half.
The next match of the tournament for Nigeria and will be against Ghana. This was the third consecutive victory for the nation, who were coming on the back of wins over Mozambique and South Africa. Mohsine Moutaouli and Iajour Mouhssine were the scorers for Morocco in the first half, but they were disappointed not to hold onto this lead for much longer. Ejike Uzoenyi was the man of the match in this encounter, as he helped Nigeria get back into the match with a late equaliser. It meant that the fight went into extra time with both teams battling to progress.
Keshi said that he was extremely happy with the attitude shown by his players.
"I just want to salute my players for the character and mentality they brought into the second half. It was just awesome. They are a good team but we need to be ourselves, we needed to be us. I told them I wanted to see the same character we showed against Bafana. They said we are not going home, we want to be here for the final, and that's what happened," said Keshi.