Saturday, October 11, 2014


Naija hurdle up before a game. Pic courtesy Getty Images

 By Bukola Olajide

The stage is set for the Falcons of Jediane to trade tackle with The Super Eagles of Nigeria in a must win match for the two teams in a bid to pick a ticket to Morocco 2015

 There was a heavy down pour in Khartoum on Friday evening which led the Super Eagles to abandon  the flooded pitch to the Fifa Goal Project pitch where they had their light training later on.

The Mohamed Abdullah Mazda led team have put their poor performances  against the group leaders (Congo and South Africa) behind them and ready to bounce on the Eagles. 

The Falcons who are bottom of the group with no point are ready to prove to their fans why they should be in Morocco

However the interim coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Coach Stephen Keshi who has been under huge criticism after the Eagles poor outing in Brazil will have to prove to the NFF board led by Amaju Pinnick and soccer loving Nigerians why they should extend his contract as the Coach of the Super Eagles despite losing to Congo in Calabar and a frustrating goalless draw against South Africa..

The return leg comes up in Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja when the Eagles will play host to the Falcons of Jediane . 

Anything short of 6 points from the two matches for the Eagles will signal and early and abrupt end to the Super Eagles defence of the title that was won at the last edition of the Afcon in South Africa in 2013.

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