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Football enthusiasts call for outright win against Namibia

Abuja – Football enthusiasts have called on the Super Eagles to go for a win against the Brave Warriors of Namibia in a crucial away World Cup qualifier fixture in Windhoek.

They made the call in an interview on Monday in Abuja.

The Super Eagles will lock horns with the Brave Warriors on Wednesday.

Alhaji Mustapha Mohammed, Director of Finance and Administration, National Sports Commission (NSC), said that he does not expect anything less than an outright win for the Super Eagle.

“I believe Namibia wouldn’t be a problem for us; of course you saw how we dealt with Kenya.

“Nambia is not a football nation, but this days, you don’t underrate, even, the so-called minnows.

“Our boys are prepared and in the right frame of mind and I trust they will triumph over Namibia,’’ he said.

Mr Ibrahim Shehu, Director, Stadia and Facilities of NSC, said he does not expect the game to be as tough as the match between Nigeria and Kenya.

“The Namibia game should be an easy ride for the Super Eagles because the boys are better prepared now and really determined to win the match.

“ I am aware that the team had gone back to re-strategise after their tough encounter against Kenya. They have nothing short of victory in their minds right now,’’ he said.

Tony Ohaeri, Press Secretary, NSC, noted that Namibia had never defeated Nigeria in World Cup qualifiers, adding that the Super Eagles were on a winning mood.

“Namibia cannot suppress us, we will win comfortably.

Ohaeri, however, urged the Super Eagles to continue in their winning ways.

“The boys must go into this game with the kind of spirit they showed in Kenya,’’ he said.

Romanus Ugwu, a journalist with the Sun newspaper, called on the Eagles to go for an outright win.

He added that anything less than a victory was a danger signal not only to the boys but all Nigerians.

“This is the time we have to pray. Keshi has done his best; the Federation has done its best too. It is just left for Nigerians to be fervent in prayers.

“ If there is any time to wish the Eagles good luck, it is now because we need that victory.

“For me, the match is do-or-die affair; we just want the Eagles to win that match. If you want to save Nigeria’s image, then, give us victory in that match,’’ he stressed.

Nigeria tops Group F with eight points, with Malawi and Namibia having six and four points respectively, while Kenya is at the bottom with two points.

A victory for the Super Eagles on Wednesday will ensure that they have one leg into Brazil 2014 World Cup. (NAN)


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