Super Eagles team training in the Stephen Keshi Stadium football pitch.
Super Eagles sweat merchant, Mr Genot Rohr, has commended the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, describing the football pitch as one of the best in the country.
The coach made the observation today, Tuesday, November 13, 2018, in Asaba when Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State came to the stadium to observe the Super Eagles team train ahead of their clash with the Bafana Bafana Football team of South Africa in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match.
The Governor who was accompanied by some members of his cabinet were received on arrival at the stadium by the President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) Mr. Amaju Pinnick
To encourage the players to redouble their effort and defeat the South African team, Governor Okowa promised to give the team $25,000 for every goal scored.
Interacting with members of the Super Eagles after watching them train in the stadium, the Governor said: “According to the governor who watched the training with some members of the state executive council, “we are truly excited as a state to have you train at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, we are glad that you are in Asaba and from what we can see, this is a team for today and the future.
“The fact that you are leaving Asaba for South Africa; we are sure you will get victory; you are doing very well and we welcome you to Asaba; as a state government, we will contribute to what you are going to do out there in South Africa, for every goal, we are going to give you $25, 000,” the governor said.
He continued: “When you are back we are also going to host you here in Asaba, we want you to stay strong and success will be yours, because, we are a praying state and we are confident that you are going to South Africa to get a lot of goals; continue to work hard, you are on a national assignment, a call to service and you will succeed.”
President, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr Pinnick Amaju had thanked the governor for making the Stephen Keshi Stadium available for the Super Eagles to train, describing the team as the “most disciplined, young and promising who are in the home of sports, Delta State. ”
Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa assured Governor Okowa that they would go to South Africa and qualify for AFCON.