Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has saluted the fighting spirit of the South Africa’s Bafana Bafana and solidarity shown for African hero Nelson Mandela despite losing 2-0 to the African Champions, Nigeria on Wednesday.
Two second half efforts from Netherlands based VVV Venlo star Uche Nwofor saw the Super Eagles past their South African counterparts, Bafana Bafana in the 2013 Nelson Mandela Challenge Cup.
The Super Eagles tactician believes the South African national team has lot of talents that will make the country great in future if they continue to play together under coach Gordon Igesund.
Speaking to SuperSports TV after the match, “Well with due respect, Bafana Bafana were a good side and has a lot of potential -we came out to hopes to win in first half though bit poor and failed to take out chances but a great game we played today (Wednesday).
“We came out stronger in the second half – I knew they will be waiting for moses, musa but I decide to put them on the bench and decided to give Amoebi and other there opportunity to have a in taste of African football,” explains Keshi.
“Madiba is great hero for Africa, so we were to honour him and so also did south African in their supports – I’m glad that south Africa has taken it very seriously and given us a very good fight and also glad to be here,” extols Keshi.
Keshi next challenge will be against Malawi on September 7 in Calabar for a crucial 2014 World Cup qualification match.