He said this at a press conference at Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt ahead ofTuesday’s friendly with the Mena of Niger Republic.
“I have said it over and over that I am no magician. We have to come to accept the hard fact that we are not right there at the top, at the moment. No doubt, we have potential, and based on the unity I have seen amongst the players, and the willingness to work hard and accomplish, we will get back to the top in good time. We are building a new team, and patience is required. It is like starting from the scratch, because the fact is that we didn’t qualify for the last Africa Cup of Nations. However, I have the confidence that this group will make Nigeria proud again.”he said