Former Africa footballer of the year, Victor Ikpeba, has given kudos to the Super Eagles for earning maximum points against the Brave Warriors of Namibia in their World Cup qualifying match played at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar.
Supersports analyst said the victory should be the tonic needed by both the players and the technical crew of the national team to regain Nigeria’s rightful place in African Football. He said he was impressed that Keshi kept faith with the home-based players, while he also played the foreign-based ones.
He said the home-based players impressed him especially Rangers of Enugu play maker, Ifeanyi Uzoenyi. He, however, regretted the no show performance of Victor Moses, but the player said that he would bounce back against Malawi.
“This victory is all the Eagles needed to kick start the journey to Brazil and I’m confident they will sustain the momentum. This victory should propel the team to reclaim its place in the comity of African nations as a leader. Uzoenyi has made home-based players proud and I think he deserves a part on the back for his brilliance.
They should now build on this performance for the match against Malawi because dropping of points could be dangerous. I am dissapionted at the performance of Victor Moses after he had showed flashes of good football early in the match, that is not to say he is not a good player.