Chukwu believes Nigeria can win Afcon

Posted: 10 February 2013 Time: 12:52 pm

Former Super Eagles coach Christian Chukwu has warned Nigeria not to underestimate Burkina Faso in today's Africa Cup of Nations Final.

“I pray that the Eagles will take the match more seriously and not underrate The Stallions otherwise they will be in trouble," Chukwu warns.

Chukwu, who captained Nigeria to its first Nations Cup title in 1980 and was assistant coach when Nigeria won the second in 1994, notes that both teams now have good knowledge of each other, having faced each other in the group stage of the competition.

"The two teams will want to settle scores this time around, after battling to a 1-1 draw at the group stage of the tournament. They have known us and we have known them. It is an indication that our group was the toughest in the tournament."

The former Enugu Rangers skipper however stated that he was confident of Nigeria's ability to win the competition for a third time.

"Considering the current form and the high morale of our boys, I am optimistic that we will come out victorious against The Stallions.

"Our attackers have started pumping in goals and the team in general has been improving with each game. If they maintain this form, they will be unstoppable," Chukwu says.

Article by: Uche George Egbe

Previous comments on this story...

ramoss
posted: 01:07 pm
Penalties wil determine the winners,its a fearles Nigerian attack against a stubborn Bekinabe defence..cnt wait
Donbuchy
posted: 01:09 pm
GOOD LUCK SUPER EAGLES...GOD BLESS
Matt/ Tremble4Da2ndStarChamps
posted: 01:13 pm
Kekana asked "when was the last time Bafana managed to collect even something as low as bronze medals" in a cup competition?

I'd like to echo the words of Idah Peterside, "Unfortunately me or my children won't around the next time Bafana ever decides to win this cup again. Maybe my children's children will see them win it. But with your current players (majority being PROUDLY Zebra), forget it in this life time."

Good luck Super Eagles. Well done to Keshi on assembling a team of just pure young talent within a matter of five weeks. After the tournament ends, please stay another five weeks to teach a few of our imbecile players with over 50 to 75 caps how 2 learn in five weeks; NOT five years or on their 100th cap! It's only a habit from grass eating animals with two shades of dark yellow (NOT gold) and black that continously fail.

I'm sure Nyawana can write a tell-all book titled, "Two Shades of Dark Yellow & Black: A Balz Guide To Successful Failure!"

Up The Bucs...
Good luck
posted: 01:35 pm
Super Eagles God all the way to win the cup, God is with us and with God all things are possible for those who really believe in him. Up Super Eagles! Up Naija! Up president Goodluck Jonathan! God bless Naija!
Good luck
posted: 01:36 pm
Super Eagles Go all the way and win the cup, God is with us and with God all things are possible for those who really believe in him. Up Super Eagles! Up Naija! Up president Goodluck Jonathan! God bless Naija!
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 01:43 pm
Burkina Faso is going to spoil the party this evening.....its going to be a dark night in Lagos....its going to be a sad day in Hillbrow tomorrow.
masabza
posted: 01:44 pm
@Matt/ Tremble4DaTrebleChamps
So now you felling good after your posting? No wonder SA fans have no role in building a better Bafana Bafana, no one will listen to this crap. time to show maturity and be constructive in your criticism. let us learn from other nations like Naija and stop with this Chiefs-Pirate centered Bafana support.

Back to the topic
we have seen a good showing from these two sides. not even an early goal from the supper eagles can unsettle Bukina faso. I predict a one all draw which will be settled on penalties. Good luck to both teams
▌▌ Y1NKA ,¸¸,ø¤º°º¤ ᵀᴴᴱ'ᴼᴿᴵᴳᴵᴻᴬᴸ ╚ll╝
posted: 01:49 pm
▌▌✨Yiηkα ★....Oηє ℓσvє Nαιjα
chesta
posted: 02:03 pm
@masbza.........well spoken! That's how a reasonable person, irrespective of his nationality should speak/post comments! Up Nigeria, up super ealgles, Godbless Nigeria and Africa!
Matt/ Tremble4Da2ndStarChamps
posted: 02:11 pm
@Masabza

Yes I feel good after my comment; in fact I feel great as I will expose how ill-informed you are! How can you say we as SA fans have never asked Pitso and Gordon to do what Keshi did; the dropping of dead wood such as Nyawana, Yeye, KG and etc. that don't take the country anywhere with their complacency? We've pleaded and bled our cries and constructive criticism coupled with solutions to clean the mess in the national team after seeing countries like France, Brazil, Egypt and most recently Nigeria do so by leading in example and throwing out the gutter that's hindering the growth of the national team. Even clever journalists, not these ones from DickOff, have also expressed the same thing.

This has nothing to do with Chimps or Pirates! It's about the nation! And need I remind you if indeed it was about Pirates and Chimps, then that's child's play compared to what hindered Nigeria's dominance in African football. Nigerians will agree with that not only politics was killing their soccer, but tribalism as well was also at the core of the problem. Issues such as "This one's Igbo, we don't like them, this one speaks Yoruba, we don't like them" and etc. Nigerians please stand up and say AMEN!

So as for you Masabza, next time know your story before uzokhefula lana and look like an idiot when there's bigger issues either than club rivalries that can destroy a national team!!! Stupid...
stanslinks
posted: 02:17 pm
Nigeria 2 - 1 Bokina Faso.
masabza
posted: 02:41 pm
@Matt/ Tremble4DaTrebleChamps
Calling me stupid does not make you a genius. Do not argue with pple with such mentality. in future, try to garnish your insults with small respect.

inhlonipho nginayo kodwa nami ngiyayazi inhlamba malebe kanyoko
Matt/ Tremble4Da2ndStarChamps
posted: 02:58 pm
@Masabza

Unyoko wakho wena msunu wenja! Golo ndini uluno twai!

Angazi why uthukana coz I only called you stupid. Le nkununu lena! Mbombo ka nyoko wakho!
mystical
posted: 03:06 pm
@Matt/ Tremble4DaTrebleChamps, Spot on! I couldn't agree more. We had the same strife with the anti-keshi campaigners. Thank goodness they've all taking a good hiding! Comon u Eagles! Show em how's done!
masabza
posted: 03:19 pm
@Matt/ Tremble4DaTrebleChamps
Ey wena skhikhila sikanyoko, gxaza lgxululu.....dont you know that this is Nigerian forum. Should I remind you that this is a wrong platform for you to vent your hate on Bafana Bafana players? behave yourself lil' boy!
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 03:33 pm
Why is Onyekachi Okonkwo not part of Nigerian team?
Why was Chanyama not part Zim squad?
Why was Jali not part of Bafana squad?
Mxm Cows

K4L : let's hear
Lady Goldilight
posted: 03:50 pm
A new young blogger has arrived. Introduction is tomorrow in between 7am- 9am. Stay tuned.
olo
posted: 06:04 pm
It`s all about a PRESIDENT vs a PLAYER
JONATHAN(Nig) vs JONATHAN(Bfs)
lets see who the real JONATHAN is :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
Sky_up!
posted: 07:32 pm
Burkina Fasso will take it in penalties
Matt/ Tremble4Da2ndStarChamps
posted: 07:35 pm
@Masabza

Matt/ Tremble4DaTrebleChampsposted: 01:13 pm | Report Kekana asked "when was the last time Bafana managed to collect even something as low as bronze medals\" in a cup competition?

I'd like to echo the words of Idah Peterside, "Unfortunately me or my children won't around the next time Bafana ever decides to win this cup again. Maybe my children's children will see them win it. But with your current players (majority being PROUDLY Zebra), forget it in this life time.\"

Good luck Super Eagles. Well done to Keshi on assembling a team of just pure young talent within a matter of five weeks. After the tournament ends, please stay another five weeks to teach a few of our imbecile players with over 50 to 75 caps how 2 learn in five weeks; NOT five years or on their 100th cap! It's only a habit from grass eating animals with two shades of dark yellow (NOT gold) and black that continously fail.

I'm sure Nyawana can write a tell-all book titled, "Two Shades of Dark Yellow & Black: A Balz Guide To Successful Failure!\"

Up The Bucs...
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masabzaposted: 03:19 pm | Report @Matt/ Tremble4DaTrebleChamps
Ey wena skhikhila sikanyoko, gxaza lgxululu.....dont you know that this is Nigerian forum. Should I remind you that this is a wrong platform for you to vent your hate on Bafana Bafana players? behave yourself lil' boy!
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Now then you freak of nature, where in my comment did I "vent" out anything about Bafana? Because I can tell you now that people who've read our comments will see you're out of line and most of all, out of context. And if I was busy with Bafana issues on a "Nigerian forum", why did Mystical (whom I assume is Nigerian) second what I wrote?

Uyalunywa sani and you're starting to be a rash lana kimi with your soccer laduma tendencies. Hamba uyozi kopa mgodoyi womdlwembe lento epethwe Ingculaza yekhanda; that's why you writting all this nonsense to get your DickOff fame you newbie!

VOETSEK...

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masabza
posted: 10:00 pm
@Matt/ Tremble4DaTrebleChamps
mxm.....uyisduphunga wena slikiliki. hambokopa unyoko
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