Super Eagles boss, Stephen Keshi turned 51 on Wednesday, January 23, but he decided not to celebrate, especially with the current state of his team at the 2013 African Cup of Nations Cup.
According to reports, most officials and players of the team were unaware it was the big boss’ birthday as at lunch time, as he went about the business of the day as if nothing mattered. Keshi also marked his birthday last year, while the team was in camp in Abuja preparing for the qualifiers for the ongoing Nations Cup.
As calls came in to wish him luck and success in life, sources say he kept it under wraps, wishing as he told close camp confidants to celebrate after the Afcon 2013 championship, especially if it comes to a glittering end for Nigeria. “There may be a minor birthday song for him at dinner time but nothing serious will happen until we achieve our aim here in the Nations Cup”, a source hinted.
Meanwhile, Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi, has said he has started dreaming of the 2013 trophy for Nigeria after a long trophyless time for the two-time African champions.
“We may have drawn our first game but we need to settle down and forget it and concentrate and I can see us smiling home with the trophy at the end of the day,” Mikel said during Tuesday’s evening training session.