The country’s sports administrators and football analysts have been urged not to put undue pressure on the Super Eagles of Nigeria as the 2013 African Cup of Nations begins in South Africa this weekend. Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel sounded this note of warning in a solidarity message to the country’s representatives. He said Stephen Keshi and the players already know the enormity of the task before them and putting them under pressure will be counterproductive.” What the Super Eagles need now is support and prayers.
They are aware of what is at stake and piling pressure on them may have a negative effect. We should not distract them. Let us allow them to do the job. We should allow them to play without any let or hindrance”, the former governor said. Otunba Daniel however urged the Super Eagles to go all out and show the rest of Africa that we are first among equals when it comes to the round leather game.
“I urge Coach Stephen Keshi and his men to play their hearts out and not to leave anything to chance. We have what it takes to go all the way and the generality of Nigerians are behind them. They must show the rest of Africa that we are a leading nation when it comes to the round leather game”, the former Governor whose administration contributed immensely to the development of sports in Ogun State and Nigeria stated.