Nigerians are eagerly waitingÂ to seeÂ theÂ Lars Lagerback ledÂ Super Eagles,Â as the team will tonight file outÂ against theÂ Saudi Arabian national squadÂ in itsÂ firstÂ pre-World Cup warm up match at the Alpen Stadion, Austria.Â
The match against Saudi Arabia will for the first time give Nigerians a glimpse of what to expect at the World Cup proper as it would also give the coach a first view of his Europe-based players working together as a team.
On their part, the players who are ready to impress their new coach would do everything possible to make the final squad. â€œThe struggle for shirts is intense and nobody wants to fritter away the opportunity of going to the World Cup,â€a camp source told Sports Vanguard, adding, â€œit has been tough as brothers have been pitched against brothers. But it has been a very fair competition.â€
Skipper of the team, Nwankwo Kanu, had promised Nigerians of their total commitment and dedication as they prepare to face the world.
What is your expectation and advice as the Eagles play Saudi Arabia tonight?