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Huge welcome for Nigeria in South Africa

Posted: 17 January 2013 Time: 19:22

Hundreds of raucous, enthusiastic fans turned up at OR Tambo Airport to welcome the Super Eagles, with expectations raised sky high for a first trophy in 19 years.

The squad arrived in South Africa on Thursday morning, with fans asking for Keshi to bring home the cup.

But the coach was quick to temper those expectations

"Of course we have come here to compete for the trophy, but we cannot say we will win it.

"What we have to do is take each game as it comes. And then we'll see how it goes."

Captain Joseph Yobo took time to praise the courage of the coach in selecting young players to compete at the tournament

"He has been there before, has captained the team and all the players trust him and believe in him and we all want to play for him."

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 07:55 pm
Welcome home guyz, wishing you all the very best and the favour of God be with you guy!
posted: 07:58 pm
Their expectations are too high... I fear the worst!
posted: 08:40 pm
Is this Lagos or Joburg???
posted: 08:44 pm
Well said coach, make sure u study ur opponents very well, to know the tactical and technical aproach to each game. Up Super Eagles. God bless Nigeria.
posted: 09:42 pm
Now is the time to work the talk. This is exam time. Sir Keshi. I hale o. Just for your info, I don go gather prayer warriors for you. I dey bind, I dey cast, dey vomit all bad belle projections for you so make i succeed. Sha no commot for group stage. I need to warn you say ugep and ngwa people don dey boil hot water to turn you into correct meat if group stage come be our fate. Ehen, you also need to know sey Ondo and Calabar people no go eat 404 until after Afcon. Dem wan use you replace incase we commot for quarter finals. Just so you know. Play in the final, or else...
posted: 09:45 pm
iam happy the players morale are high .wishing them good luck go eagles
sunny boy
posted: 10:18 pm
@commonsense , Lol, that's a rib cracking one. Nigeria will win this trophy, sounds funny right ?? Stay tuned. The Eagles has landed. The Eagle hardly misses it's prey because it has a fantastic vision.
posted: 11:25 pm
Yes oo !!! My Ethiopian colleague was reminding today not to forget our match against them and how we would bit them silly....I think these is the best time to pick the cup, everything seems right ,team spirit right..I pray God give Keshi the wisdom on our first eleven
▌▌ Y1NKA ,¸¸,ø¤º°º¤ ᵀᴴᴱ'ᴼᴿᴵᴳᴵᴻᴬᴸ ╚ll╝
posted: 11:38 pm
▌▌✨Yiηkα ★

My eyes on the title! Lol

....Oηє ℓσvє Nαιjα
posted: 12:01 am
Indeed, the Eagle has Landed and the Die is Cast.
I am poised to see the first two games to know weather or not we will get to the finals. I am just expecting the best, yet prepared for the worst. Don't blame me please. If the Couch can not confidently promise anything, then who am I. God Bless the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
NU KING (ba mu da kingi)
posted: 12:48 am
Our coach wants our total support but he is promising us to only compete for the trophy. That is target less and pointless for me. It makes no sense for me. Instead i become more nervous. i wanna put in so much hope and faith in this Nigeria third eleven, but check out what i get.

We can still fly home with the trophy, not because we are the best team

chiff nwokeoma
posted: 01:28 am
Mr. editor how long does it take for my comment to get posted? Are you re-writting it?
posted: 01:35 am
Up Eagles ,Up NIGERIA !!!!!
chiff nwokeoma
posted: 01:46 am
Long live the motherland! All Hail Africa!! God Bless Africa from the North to the South and from the East to the West. The hour has come, let's celebrate our brotherhood, unity in diversity and strength in numbers. Let us tear down the walls of divisions and unite and have fun.
Like the Olympics, competing in itself is as honorable as winning. There will be only one champion at the end. I dare to tip Nigeria V Ghana for the first semi-final, CIV V SA / Mali for the second semi-final, from there on, anything can happen!
Sower to the sky the Great Super Eagles of Nigeria. No Tension!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted: 08:27 am
keshi you dont even have cofidence in your team say yes we have come to win the cup thats why u are at the tournment u think u r they for a hollyday thc guy,
posted: 10:01 am
Welcome home guyz, wishing you all the very best and the favour of God be with you guy!
What do u mean?
Good luck
posted: 11:49 am
I wishes Keshi and his teams best of lucks in the AFCON, may God grants you the strengh and power to overcome and rules African, Naija forever!
posted: 02:43 pm
Keshi...Keshi..How many times i call your name...How can you say "we can't say we will win it"...Haba !!! mainene, Oginni, Kilode, Ebong, Wetin, Why..?

Please refraim from such......We can win it...PERIOD !!!
posted: 02:46 pm
@ Na your side I dey. I have tempered my expectation with common sense. I support the Eagles with all my heart, but I also have my medication very, very close. Slyman
NU KING (ba mu da kingi)
posted: 08:02 pm
funny enough! such big tournament but we go into it with baby eagles. and ironically, they appear more hungry than the super eagles. May be they were locked in for so long.

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