Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has described the team’s victory over the Atlas Lions of Morocco as “something unique,” the Vanguard reports.
The Super Eagles beat the Atlas Lion of Morrocco, 4-3 in Saturday’s quarter finals match in the ongoing CHAN 2014 tournament in South Africa after trailing by 3 to none after the first 45 minutes.
Speaking at the post match briefing after the Eagles recorded their biggest come back under his tutelage, coach Keshi recalled a similar scenario when as coach of Mali, his boys came back from a four goal deficit to draw level with Angola in a 2010 Nations Cup match.
Said Keshi ‘’it was our first game and we were four goals down and we came back in the second half and drew level 4-4 within 12 minutes. But this one is something unique. ‘I salute the fighting spirit of my boys and their courage. It is a special game and a special result.’’
The national team coach who was all smiles after the match said at half time he told the players that they were giving the Moroccans too much respect . “I told them to play their game and take the game to the Moroccans. And that they did in the second half as they took the game to their opponents who were also very good.”