By Kate Obodo
NigeriaN International striker Michael Eneramo, who had a stunning debut, for the Super Eagles against Ireland in a London friendly, says he is more committed to Nigeria securing the World Cup ticket billed for South Africa next year, than anything else.
The striker who was last week made captain of Esperance of Tunisia, said his new position will in no way affect his commitment to seeing Nigeria play alongside other great footballing nations in South Africa when the World Cup kicks off next year.
He expressed delight over his captainship of Esperance Sportive de Tunis. Eneramo, who is the first Nigerian to captain the Tunisian sideÂ said he feels honoured having been given suchÂ position.Â He added that,Â the position will enable him to perform beyond expectationÂ as he promised to lead the team to a greater height.
â€œI feel great being made theÂ captain of Esperance. It is no doubtÂ a challenge on my own part, butÂ definitelyÂ I will make sure I do my best and lead the team to an expected end,â€ Eneramo told Brila FM sports.
However, hisÂ Â position as captain Esperance of Tunisia has attractedÂ reactions from sports loving Nigerians, who believe, being captain will affect his commitment to the Super Eagles, as they struggle to pick the 2010 World Cup ticket in South Africa ahead of Tunisia.
Meanwhile, the former Lobi Stars player remainsÂ confident that Nigeria willÂ pick the 2010 World Cup ticket , maintaining that the team have capable players who can do the trick in the remaining matches. He stressing that the coach knows players who can fit into his match planÂ for the crucial September 6 tie in Abuja.