Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan will reward the Super Eagles when they qualify for next year’s World Cup in Brazil, officials said.
Nigeria will face Ethiopia in a first leg World Cup playoff on Sunday and officials said they are confident the African champions will prevail over the Walya Antelopes to reach Brazil 2014 and be received by Mr President. Director general of the National Sports Commission (NSC) Gbenga Elebeleye informed MTNFootball.com that “a Presidential package” has been planned for the Eagles on qualification.
”We have a special package for the Eagles once they qualify for the World Cup. It’s a Presidential package. And we are already preparing for the package because we know the Eagles will qualify,” stated Gbenga Elegbeleye.
President Jonathan has already approved 200 fans to cheer the team in Addis Ababa on Sunday.
In February, the President rewarded the team will hefty cash gifts, plots of land and national honours after they won a third Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
In the meantime, Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi arrived the Eagles training camp in Abuja Tuesday morning, while Ogenyi Onazi, Spain-based Nosa Igiebor and Efe Ambrose from Scottish club Celtic are expected shortly.
Ideye: Teamwork key to win
Striker Brown Ideye says team work is crucial if the Super Eagles want to get a win in Ethiopia.
“Our target in Ethiopia is a clear win,” Ideyetold KickOffNigeria.com. “But we must play as a team. I’m expecting that we will continue to work together and support each other.
“Supporting each other as a team is what we have always done, and as long as we keep doing that, we will win.”