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Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi said yesterday that Nigeria can win the World Cup.

‘’Yes, Nigeria can win the World Cup. Those who win the World Cup, do they have two heads?’’, Keshi asked yesterday after collecting his award as the best Nigerian coach presented to him by Chief Executive Officer of Matchmakers Consult, Shina Philips at the Ibis Hotel, off International Airport road, Lagos.

Keshi was reacting to a question on whether he thinks his Eagles could win the World Cup as predicted by Sports Minister Tamuno Danagogo. He did not hesitate to answer in the affirmative. ‘’We can win the World Cup. Those who win the World Cup do not have two heads.

If the Minister said so, I pray to God that it is so. All we need to do to win is to concentrate, be free from injuries and take the matches as they come’’.

Keshi also said that the prayers of Nigerians for his team have been a motivation and asked Nigerians to rally behind the team to do well in Brazil.

‘’The Super Eagles of 1994 is still regarded as the best team ever for Nigeria. The team was made up of men and above all, they had the support of Nigerians.

That is what I want. The support of Nigerians. We’re getting to that level. The players also appreciate the support of Nigerians. We need it because as they say, united we stand, divided we fall’’, he said to a rapturous applause.

On the Matchmakers Award, Keshi said that the award would spur him to greater heights. ‘’I thank Nigerians for the overwhelming support they have been giving to me. I also thank the Media because they have been supportive.

My goal is to bring joy to Nigerians. I know how Nigerians react when the Super Eagles win. There is still a lot of work to be done. This award(looking at the gold-plated award) will push me to do more for Nigeria and for Africa. “Abeg, make we come together”, he said in his usual whimsical smile.

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