Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has said that the rebuilding drive embarked upon by the team is on course. The Super Eagles played three games this month, a lone goal victory over Namibia and goalless draw against Malawi both in a 2014 World Cup qualifying matches.
The team also recorded a 2-0 victory over Rwanda in the second leg of the 2013 Africa Nations Cup qualifiers.
Keshi told LEADERSHIP WEEKEND SPORTS that: “We are building a new team and the rebuilding process is still on course, even though we scored just three goals in three games. The strikers will soon start delivering. This is what football is all about.
Things have changed like the current European Championship that is currently going on. We have seen some shocking results, but we don’t have a team yet. We are still in the process of building a new team and with time we will get a good team and the goals will start coming in.’’
According to Keshi, the challenge he is facing in building his team is having enough time with the foreign based professionals. He said, “the biggest challenge we have right now is having enough time to work with the foreign based professionals.
The way I do with the local based players, most times with the pros, you have only three to four training sessions with them and I would love to have at least three weeks training session with them for them to blend with the local based pros and get a solid team.
And when we begin to have more time with the foreign players then we are on our way to having a very good team.” He said.