By Philips Adefioye

.Urges Nigerians to pray for them
Super Eagles vice captain, Joseph Yobo has promised Nigerians that with their prayers, they would do every thing possible to conquer the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in the country’s most crucial World Cup qualifier tomorrow in Abuja.  Yobo said that though the match would not be easy, all hands should be on deck to ensure victory in the match in order to put smile on the faces of Nigerians.

Yobo in action

“Coming down here is not a child’s play. We are here for business because football is big business and the match against the Tunisians is one match many Nigerians believe will determine our World Cup fate. We  don’t dispute that but no match will be taken for granted. Kenya and Mozambique are still there but we must take one match after the other. This Sunday’s  match is a must win for us.

We are talking to ourselves. Tunisia is not new to us, we’ve met ourselves in the past.  Even in  the first leg, you saw the determination with which we played them on their home soil but it was just unfortunate that we did not score any goal. On Sunday (tomorrow) by the grace of God, victory will be ours. We are battle ready for the match, we are training hard and we are going to use the last drop of our blood to play the match.

We were not at the last World Cup in Germany, so we don’t want to watch the World Cup again on television. We know the importance of playing at the World Cup, most especially this one that would be staged in Africa. We don’t want the same scenario of 2006 to repeat itself.  We want Nigerians to pray for us,” the Everton defender stressed.


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