Ethiopia’s goal shocked Eagles
Ethiopia in action
Super Eagles defender, Solomon Kwambe has described as agonising the period his side trailed the Ethiopian foes, Walya Antelopes in Sunday’s first fixture of the 2014 Fifa World Cup play-offs at the Addis Ababa stadium.
It took Eagles’ striker, Emmanuel Emenike 10 minutes to level score after the East Africans went in front through their danger man, Behailu Assefa in the 57th before the 90th minute spot kick gave Nigeria a 2-1 win.
Kwambe said the side never bargained that the hosts, Ethiopia are capable of going forward in the encounter.
“The Ethiopians’ opening goal was something we never expected nor bargained for, at least, when it happened.
“It caused or created confusion amongst us but the timely equaliser by Emenike calmed the growing tension within the rank and file of the team. The equaliser calmed things for us and further boosted our confidence to go for the winner,” said the Sunshine Stars strongman to supersport.com.
Kwambe said his side will not go to bed until the second fixture is played on November 16.
“The play-off is not a one-legged thing there is still the second leg to be played. And until the second leg is played we can’t write off the Ethiopians.
“The Ethiopians only lacked maturity, they’re a good side. There is work to be done but we’re confident of nicking the ticket for Brazil 2014 World Cup. No one, not even the Ethiopians can stop us from grabbing the ticket,” Kwambe said.
The Super Eagles arrived in Nigeria in the early hours of Monday after their 2-1 win in Addis Ababa.