Monday, 25 March 2013
Kenya free kick shocked me – Enyeama
to the Kenyan free-kick that beat him on Saturday in the World Cup
qualifying match played in Calabar. Francis Kahata put Kenya ahead
with a curling free kick that left the best goalkeeper of South Africa
2013 Africa Cup of Nations stranded. And in reaction to the goal
Enyeama said he was taken aback by the style of the player.
He said, "It was one of the best free-kicks I have ever seen. Truly I
never expected such a kick from a Kenyan; that's the kind of shot you
expect to get from a Brazilian, South Americans. But you saw what
happened; the ball curled very well into that angle. I was surprised
by his skill. One of the best free-kicks I have ever seen. I have seen
a lot of free-kicks but not a top corner like that.
"It was a perfect kick into the right corner."
The goal shook the Eagles bench and left fans at the UJ Esuene Stadium
wondering how the match would end.
Nigeria, crowned African Nations Cup champions just last month, needed
a dramatic late equaliser to rescue a 1-1 home draw with bottom team
Kenya whom fans had expected would be blown away. At the end the fans
had to pray for an equaliser all through.
Substitute Nnamdi Oduamadi, who plays for Italian second-tier club
Varese, scored three minutes into stoppage time to save the Nigerians
from an embarrassing defeat. The match was Nigeria's first since their
success at the Nations Cup.
It was the second draw in three games for Nigeria who have five
points, level with Malawi at the top of the group.
Namibia have three points from three matches and Kenya are bottom on two points.