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Birthday Boy Shouldn’t Expect Any Gifts From Nigeria


Birthday Boy Shouldn’t Expect Any Gifts From Nigeria

Photo - Nigeria Won't Grant Victory To Birthday Boy Messi
Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi wished birthday boy Lionel Messi all the best on
Tuesday but warned the Argentine to expect no gifts from Nigeria team
who will be fighting for their World Cup lives when the two sides meet
in a Group F clash.

While Argentina have already clinched
their place in the last 16, the Nigerians enter Wednesday’s match at
Beira Rio stadium with their fate in their own hands, a draw enough to
guarantee they will make the knockout phase.

Anything less and the African champions could find themselves headed home and Iran, who play Bosnia, progressing in their place.

of world soccer’s marquee names and most feared strikers, Messi turned
27 on Tuesday. He will get the chance to celebrate belatedly in Porto
Alegre along with 80,000 of his Argentine compatriots who are expected
to flood into this gritty port city for the match.

But the Super Eagles hope there will be no other reason for an Argentine party.
it is his birthday, happy birthday. That’s a great day,” laughed Keshi.
“My team and I want to wish him a very happy birthday, we wish him a
healthy long life and we will see him at the game tomorrow. That’s it.”
goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama who also congratulated Messy with 27th
birthday said: “Messi is one of the best players in the world and
everybody knows it. But it is not a game between me and him.
is going to game between Nigeria and Argentina. Everybody is talking
about Messi but there is (Gonzalo) Higuain (Angel) Di Maria there is a
whole lot of players.

“Messi is a genius, Messi is probably one of
the greatest players football has every produced but you cannot rule
out other players,” the goalkeeper added.

Enyeama knows better than most the challenge that awaits on Wednesday but will not be afraid of another showdown with Messi.

the 2010 World Cup, Enyeama stood tall against Messi and the vaunted
Argentine attack before falling 1-0 to the South Americans through a
goal from defender Gabriel Heinze.
Over the four years Enyeama said he has studied tapes of Messi and is well prepared to face him again.
have watched tape of my opponents. We have done that has a team,” said
Enyeama. “We have studied what their strengths are, what their
weaknesses are so it is not for me to stand here and tell you what I see
in these tapes.

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3 Comments on "Birthday Boy Shouldn’t Expect Any Gifts From Nigeria"

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Dan Chimzie
Dan Chimzie

You go fear birthday gift na… GO SUPEREAGLES !!!

onyekwere prince

Fuck the Eagles and dia bald headed stupid coach

Victor Ndah

Ah don't like this at all…


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