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CAN 2008: Ghanaians nickname Nigerian Team ‘Super Chicken’
CAN 2008: Nigerians say ’Ghana must go’
The Ghanaian football fans, realising the enormous task their team will face Sunday against the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the quarter-final of the current African nations’ cup tournament, have resorted to playing pranks to destabilize the Nigerian team.

The Ghanaian football fans, realising the enormous task their team will face Sunday against the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the quarter-final of the current African nations’ cup tournament, have resorted to playing pranks to destabilize the Nigerian team.

PANA reports Thursday that the Ghanaian fans, who have been solidly behind their team from the stands in the group matches, have now nicknamed the Nigerian team, the "Super Chickens".

The match , which is the talk of the town here, has suddenly aroused the feelings of the home fans and they now see the Super Eagles as one of their greatest obstacles to the now famous phrase "hosting to win".

“There is nothing super in your team any more. It’s an empty barrel. The team used to be Super Eagles when the likes of Oliseh, Amuneke, Okocha, Taribo and the rest were idols to a lot of fans here but today what you have is a bunch of heavy chickens that cannot fly again,” said most Ghanaian journalists and fans interviewed.

All the bill boards at strategic locations in all the major cities have not said anything or carried the picture of any Nigerian player, while the likes of Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto’o, Frederick Kanoute and Michel Essien and a host of other Ghanaian players dominate the bill boards.

Meanwhile in the Nigerian Camp... Ghana must go

“On Sunday, Ghana must go! The Black Stars must be elimi nated," declared Dr. Amos Adamu, the Director-General of the Nigerian National Sports Commission, said on Thursday ahead of the quarter-final clash between Nigeria and hosts Ghana at the current African nations’ cup soccer tournament.

“I am very optimistic that Nigeria will reach the final of the tournament and the first step to glory is to eliminate Ghana," charged Adamu who added "from wh a t I have seen of the players so far in the build up, they have all it takes to a c hieve glory."

However, Dr. Adamu advised Nigerian fans and the players’ friends and relation s not to distract the team until they completed their task.

"We should not put the team under undue pressure because the team is now in th e right frame of mind to do us proud," he added.

Nigeria had come off two previous dismal performances — a 1-0 loss to Cote d’ Ivoire and a drab 0-0 draw with Mali to humiliate Benin with two second-half goa l s and book a place in the quarter finals.


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