Even as the Super Eagles of Nigeria arrived Russia for the FIFA World Cup, the Nigeria Pillar of Sports, Chief Donatus Agu Ejidike, has tasked the team to remain focused and determined to prove their nettles in the Mundial.
Ejidike sounded that even though pundits have expressed divergent opinions on how far the Super Eagles would go in the championship, he said it is possible for them to spring surprises as it happened in 1996 when Under -23 Eagles won the Olympic Gold as well as the Flying Eagles in 1989 in Saudi Arabia.
“It is true that Super Eagles lost their international friendly matches in their preparations for the World Cup, that may not be a true reflection of the cohesiveness of the team but should be a template for Coach Gernot Rohr to strategize “
Ejidike further observed that pitching Super Eagles in Group D against the likes of much dreaded Argentina, Croatia and and Iceland does not mean Nigeria will not excel in the group. “I have the inclination that Super Eagles will not only survive the group but go far in the Mundial”.
He called for prayers and support for the national team even as cautioned against comments and remarks that may dampen the spirit of the players.