Mike Eneramo who plays for Esperance of Tunisia has promised to shoot down the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia if he gets a shirt from Coach Amodu Shaibu in Sundayâ€™s 2010 World Cup qualifier against the North Africans. â€œMy prayer is that I get a starting shirt on Sunday. I know the Tunisians very well.
I will score goals against themâ€, the lanky player who was the highest goal-scorer in the Tunisian League said. Eneramo said that the time to punish the Tunisians and gain control of the table in Group B of the World was now. â€œThere will be no escape route for them.
We are all prepared to do our best whoever gets selected. All I know is that Nigeria will overtake them and pick the lone ticket in that Group for the World Cupâ€, the man who reminds Nigerian fans of Rashidi Yekini in his hey days predicted.
2,000 policemen to guard Eagles
Following the arrangement to beef up security at the Abuja National Stadium for the Super Eagles versus the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in 2010 World Cup qualifier, 2,000 policemen would be drafted to maintain peace at the stadium.
The policemen and other security operatives that would be engaged for the tie would be drilled in a workshop scheduled for Friday at the match venue.
Gideon Akinsola, an acting assistant commissioner of police, hinted yesterday that the policemen and other security operatives would be lectured on crowd control and other aspects relevant to big match like the World Cup qualifier.
â€œThis time, fans will get the real value for their money as they would be directed from the gates to their respective seats. The policemen would be trained on how to direct fans, and would not be violent on those they are asked to protect.
â€œThe ticketing arrangement for the Super Eagles versus Tunisia is in accordance with Fifa standard. The tickets have been numbered and the fans would seat according to the number on their tickets as it is done globallyâ€, Gideon Akinsola stated.
More balls than Eagles in training
Players of the Super Eagles on TuesdayÂ had more balls than the number of players who were in camp ahead of Sundayâ€™s 2010 South Africa World Cup qualifier against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia at the Abuja National Stadium.
The balls in different colours were brought in three sacs for the players that had their first training session.
Coach Shaibu Amodu, handled the training that involved them running round the stadium, twice.
VIP tickets exhausted
Nigeria Football Federation and ticketing agents for the Super Eagles versus the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia World Cup qualifier may ask for more tickets for the VIP as those made available have been exhausted.
It was learnt at the NFF secretariat yesterday that fans have booked for remaining limited tickets to the VIP stand. The VIP tickets were sold for N5,000 and were put on sale on Monday, and the NFF marketing department said that they have run short of the tickets to the VIP stand, which has a capacity of about 10,000 seats.
The VIP tickets were however printed in accordance with the number of seats at the stand.
The tickets to the popular side, which were put at N500 and N300 would be made available tomorrow.