Winning AFCON 2013 my greatest feat – Chaves midfielder

6/24/2022 6:04:00 AM

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Winning AFCON 2013 my greatest feat – Chaves midfielder

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Having played under top European coaches, which would you say made the most impact on your career?It’s definitely Rafa Benitez, the man who took me from the Inter youth team to the first team. He taught me many things and gave me lots of good advice in such a short period of time too. The things that he taught me are always in my head and I have brought them with me throughout my career. Of all the big managers and good coaches I have encountered in my career, he has certainly played a key role in my development.

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I told my friends not to bet on Eagles at AFCON 2013 – Egwuekwe Having played under top European coaches, which would you say made the most impact on your career? It’s definitely Rafa Benitez, the man who took me from the Inter youth team to the first team.FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.Nigerian midfielder, Alhassan Ibrahim, has linked up with Belgian Pro League outfit, KVA Beerschot.20-year period through training in fashion design and tailoring.

He taught me many things and gave me lots of good advice in such a short period of time too. The things that he taught me are always in my head and I have brought them with me throughout my career. Nduka Ugbade’s boys will face Burkina Faso in the final on Friday. Of all the big managers and good coaches I have encountered in my career, he has certainly played a key role in my development. So, I can certainly play with our coach’s game system,” he told club’s official website. At club level, you won the Supercoppa Italiana and the FIFA Club World Cup with Inter while with the Eagles you won the 2013 AFCON title, which of these medals do you cherish the most? Nothing beats winning a major silverware with your country’s national team, so definitely, it’s the AFCON title. “Congratulations to both the Nigerian U17 women’s and men’s teams for qualifying to World Cup and AFCON, respectively, “Peseiro wrote on his Twitter handle. I have lots of memories and special times. WEPSS is a special centre set up to equip women in the community with competent tailoring skills,” he said.

That for me is the most memorable highlight of my career so far.” Related Topics:. My goal is to play at the highest level with Beerschot again as soon as possible. At 29, are you done with the Eagles or you still dream of a return to the national team under Jose Peseiro? No, I’m not dreaming of a return to the Eagles as it is not a priority for me. If the new gaffer (Peseiro) feels I can help the team in any way, I’ll be available to make a return. What sort of coach was the late Stephen Keshi? He is the kind of man that knows what he wants. He has been capped twice by Nigeria. He was a good coach.

The late Keshi was a great coach and even a better man. I was shocked when I learnt of his death. It remains a big loss to the country. There were reported issues during the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa on the team’s way to the title, including officials buying flight tickets for the players before the game against Ivory Coast, thinking the team was no match for the Ivoirians. Could you tell us what really happened? Well, I can’t tell you for sure if someone bought tickets before the game or not, but what I know for certain is that nobody, even and mostly the officials, didn’t think we’d make it past Ivory Coast, let alone go ahead and win the tournament.

Most people thought we would lose to the Ivoirians, especially after how badly we started. The Ivory Coast game was a big game, but thankfully, we had a technical crew that was experienced enough to transmit calmness and positive energy to the players. And we ended up surprising the bookmakers going all the way to win the trophy after 19 years of waiting. Can you share your best AFCON moment with us? It was when we won the title. We won the tournament against all odds and I’m happy to have received a national honour afterward.

The late Stephen Keshi remains my football hero for selecting a player like me for the tournament. I played one game (against Zambia in the group stages) in the tournament and I still have fond memories each time I watch the tournament. .