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Eagles, Tunisia have equal chances, Lulu

By John Egbokhan, Abuja
President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Sani Lulu has said that the Green Eagles have equal chances like Tunisia  of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa .

With the race for the sole qualifying ticket from Group A set to go to the wire on the last day of matches on November 14, with the Eagles pl


aying the Harambee Stars of Kenya in Nairobi while Tunisia travel to Maputo to face the wrath of Mozambique, the Nigerians are in dire need of a victory to stand any realistic chance of reaching the Mundial as the Tunisians hold a two-point lead on the log.

As both teams finalise last minute preparations for the deciding fixtures, the top brass of Nigerian football, Lulu, yesterday told journalists that the Eagles technical crew and players were aware of the situation at hand and have resolved to give it their best shot.

“This is a huge moment for the nation. As we are playing the Under-17 World Cup here in Nigeria, we are also very mindful of the fact that we have bigger task of preparing the Eagles for their last match in the 2010 World Cup qualification series.

“Both projects are important and we are giving them our utmost attention. We are in touch with the coaches and the players and they know that they have to triumph in Kenya. They want to do just that.

“The Eagles have the same chances of qualifying like the Tunisians. It is still 50-50 for both teams because they are playing away from home and anything can happen in 90 minutes. We would not let Nigerians down because the World Cup is a huge project”, added Lulu.


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