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Nigerian envoy hails Super Eagles despite Portugal loss

Nigeria’s ambassador to Portugal, Alex Kefas has praised the Super Eagles despite the team's 4-0 defeat to the Selecao on Thursday night.

Alex Kefas, the Nigerian ambassador to Portugal, commended the Super Eagles despite their 4-0 loss against the Selecao on Thursday night.

In the friendly in Lisbon’s Estadio Jose Alvalade, their opponents completely outplayed the team coached by Jose Peseiro.

Kefas, along with the Nigerian ambassador to Guinea Bissau and the Nigerian ambassador to the Czech Republic, met the players after the game.

“I’m happy you are here, even though the game’s outcome was disappointing. I believe this is just the beginning of our relationship with the Nigeria Football Federation,” Kefas asserted.

“It was a friendly game, and the Super Eagles have done well over the years. It was their first game against Portugal, and the first time they will be playing here.

“I see this as a sign of friendship between the Portuguese national team and us.

“Aside from the Super Eagles coming here to train a couple of times in the past, this is the first time we are seeing the team in action here.

“I observed some of you were devasted when you came in, but that’s football. You lost today, but it is also important to concentrate on the future.

“We will keep on supporting you and the NFF as well as our head coach, Jose Peseiro.”