Keshi calls for prayers, support ahead of South Africa match


Stephen Keshi has called on Nigerians, to rally around the Super Eagles with their prayers and physical presence, when they take on South Africa in Uyo on Wednesday.

The African champions kept their hopes of qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations alive, with a 2-0 win over Congo in Pointe-Noire last weekend.

Keshi admitted it was a difficult game for his boys, but pointed out there were no small nations in football anymore.

“The game of football has changed, people are growing, nations are growing. So we have to grow too and we have to continue with whatever we are doing that we think will make us good and strong,” Keshi told Goal.

“Our game against the Congo national team was not bad. Two good sides played the match and I think in the second half we could have had more goals. We lost some chances in the second half but I give glory to God that we got the three points we needed in this match.

“As regards the last qualifying match against South Africa, Nigerians should pray for us, they should pray for the players and they should be patient and they should come out en masse to support their team to win the match. They should pray for the boys to be in good health and that they should respond well in the match.”

The Bafana Bafana have already qualified for the tournament, but Nigeria need to win the match to finish in second place ahead of Congo.

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