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It is an indisputable fact that the performance of the home-based Super Eagles of Nigeria in their last match between Morocco, was magnificent. Though some people, Nigerians mostly, felt they were very lucky and enjoyed a grace of providence. I am not sure if there is such thing as “luck” when it comes to football, for me it’s just like every other competition where the better side wins the day.

Be that as it may, whether luck or not, the boys surprised everyone. They returned with an amazing agility and eagerness to win. Fighting for every play, not letting the Moroccans hold on to the ball for more than five minutes. They re-organized themselves and found their rhythm. Till this very moment, nobody knows what their coach Steven Keshi told them after the first-half of the game went off. Keshi’s technical expertise is without doubt, no match and incomparable with anyone, except maybe with Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United.

He saw that his boys were losing out of the match, he saw what the problem was and then quickly found a way to fix it during the second-half window. His changes, his tactical control from the touch-line, all points to one thing and one thing only, that Keshi has what it takes to lead the Super Eagles of Nigeria to GLORY in the world cup.
Nigeria and Ghana, the two West African countries that always rival each other in football, will be taking the center-stage for the CHAN semi-final leg, my take is simple, Ghana is good just as Nigeria is good. If Nigeria maintains the fire that burnt in them, in the second-half game with Morocco, then Ghana will be bowed out on good time otherwise, Nigeria will have no choice but to return home in shame. However, considering how things has turned out for them since the commencement of this tournament, they just might lift the CHAN CUP.