CHAN: Eagles will not underrate Sudan — Yusuf

By Daily Sports on January 31, 2018

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Head Coach Salisu Yusuf says his wards will come to the party with their iron gloves when Nigeria confront Sudan in the second semi final of the 5th African Nations Championship in Marrakech today.

“We have not reached this stage by looking down on any team, and we will not start now. The Final of the African Nations Championship beckons and we will go out there with all that we have got.

“Sudan is a very good team. We have followed their progress and know what to take to the pitch on Wednesday. I have confidence that we will do Nigeria proud,” said the former Nigeria international.

Yusuf and assistants Imama Amapakabo and Alloy Agu have toiled day and night to take Nigeria to only her second CHAN semi final in history, but Yusuf gives immense credit to the leadership of the NFF for always living up to its words.

“We are ecstatic that we have an NFF administration that always fulfills its promises. Our target is the trophy, no less. But we have been taking it one match at a time and we will do the same with the Sudanese in Marrakech.”

Yusuf said: “Reaching the Final alone will mean history for this team. That is why we are focusing on the semi final match for now. The target is to reach Sunday’s Final in Casablanca, and slug it out with whichever opposition presents itself there.” Hosts Morocco and Libya battle it out in an all –North African first semi final in Casablanca on Wednesday afternoon.

•Photo shows Salisu Yusuf.

Source Daily Sports

Posted January 31, 2018


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