Tribute to the Super Eagles
Resilience and Determination Win Things
It all started like a sick joke as usual:
Nigerians resigned to be really brutal
In their criticism of the team now dubbed "Super Chickens"
A mistake - one to many - like the characters in the books of Charles Dickens
I was one who felt it would be a case of deja vu -
That feeling that tends to get to you
Knowing that history of the negative kind
Has already repeated itself in your doubting mind...
We played Catalunya
Some of us shouted "Umunna!!"
"Did you see the improvement in attack?", some quipped
"Did you see the rot in defence?", Others nipped
From the first match in zulu land
Burkina Faso dealt us a brutal hand
At the last minute came the equalizer
And the critics' smiles got even bigger
Then came the second and Zambia got a point
And despite the Referee's antics, Nigeria lost a bone joint
"Are we going through the pain again?", they cried in disgust
And even the Supporters' Club threatened to go BUST
But we reckoned without the Boys in white and green
Because Enyeama looked at Mikel and Moses gave the "grin"
For when Cote D'Ivoire came dancing along
MBA decided to change their victory song
Next came Mali and the Nation believed again
For wave after wave of Nigerian rain
tormented the Eagles of Mali - a name was at stake
And Ahmed Musa added icing to the already delicious cake.
Burkina Faso again? But that was not a problem
Because determination was on the faces of those who sang our Nation's Anthem
Bance tried, Pitroipa railed and Traore failed
For MBA it was again, who their coffin nailed...
Super again? YES!! But not so fast
Tears were shed, injuries had but victory came at last
What I learnt and I hope the Nation did too
Is that the "POPULAR" crowd does not always bring victory to you.
THANK YOU, LORD!!! THANK YOU, SUPER EAGLES!!!