.. Guinness promises $2,000 for each goal
After a dull Monday afternoon, the Super Eagles camp at the Transcorp Metropolitan Hotel came alive on Tuesday afternoon with almost all the top actors already in town, though only 12 of them trained in the evening session at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar.
Among early trainers for the African champions are stand-in skipper, Vincent Enyeama, Chelsea superstar, John Mikel Obi, goalkeepers Ausin Ejide and Chigozie Agbim. New Turkey recruit, Godfrey Oboabona, James Okwuosa, who was the first player to arrive camp on Monday morning, Brown Ideye, Solomon Kwambe, Benjamin Francis, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Lazio midfield anchor, Ogenyi Onazi, Uche Nwofor, who scored two beautiful goals against Bafana Bafana in the Mandela Challenge.
When the team arrived its hotel, other players who came in through Abuja were already waiting. Among them, Efe Ambrose, Sunday Mba, whose deal with a French side is now in doubt, Ahmed Musa, Obinna Nsofor and Victor Moses. More players were expected as at the time of this report, but Head Coach, Stephen Keshi has said he is happy with the response of the players and he expects a good game against Malawi on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Cross River State Governor, Senator Liyel Imoke, has assured that the entire state will be out to support the team on Saturday, declaring that he was sure that the team will whip the mouthy Malawians come Saturday.
Imoke spoke through Sports Commissioner, Hon Patrick Ugbe, who had to cough out time off his busy schedule to watch the closing moments of the team’s training on Tuesday evening. “We have his excellency’s support and that of the entire people of Cross River and we are sure that the team will not only win but win well”, Ugbe told Keshi after training on Tuesday evening.
Guinness promises $2,000 for each goal
Guinness, official sponsor of the Nigeria Super Eagles has again thrown its weight behind the Super Eagles as it announced a $2,000 reward for each goal scored by the National team against Malawi in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying game scheduled for Calabar on Saturday to spur the Super Eagles to victory.
Reassuring the team of its unwavering support, Guinness urges the African Champions to go for goals and qualify for the World Cup.
According to the firm’s Marketing and Innovation Director, Austin Ufomba, Guinness believes strongly in the ability and determination of the Super Eagles to qualify for the next round of the qualifiers.
“The Super Eagles have the potentials to defeat the Flames of Malawi and progress to the next round in this qualifier because a team hinging on the massive support of millions of Nigerians behind them is truly a team Made of More. Since the team won the AFCON, they have shown tremendous progress that leaves no one in doubt of their capabilities. We are enthusiastic that with team work, technical and tactical discipline the Super Eagles will fly” Ufomba said.