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Football | Super Eagles

A young Nkono © Action Images

Cruyff, Nkono salute Eagles



Dutch legend, Johan Cruyff is full of praise for the Super Eagles' display against Catalonia in Wednesday's friendly at the home ground of La Liga side, Espanyol.

Also former Indomitable Lions of Cameroon goalkeeper, Thomas Nkono said the rebirth of African football has started with what he saw the Eagles put up against the Catalonia selected in Barcelona.

Cruyff, who handled the Catalonian selected side for the last time, said he told his players that the Nigerian side are very strong, physical and tactical and he was not disappointed with what he saw against his side.

"It was a good game but the Nigerians are preparing for a major tournament and it showed that they are preparing well and will go very far in the tournament," he said.

Nkono, who congratulated the Nigerian manager, Stephen Keshi for raising a solid team and wished him well at the Afcon.

An excited former Espanyol first-choice goalkeeper said he is fascinated by the display of the Africans in the exhibition game against the Catalans.

Keshi said he is happy with his side's performance but added he is not totally done with building a strong team.

"In the next two weeks we should have a stronger and more reliable team to defend our colours come South Africa 2013," he said.

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