*We shall support you to victory
By Olaoluwa Aro
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has reiterated confidence in the Super Eagles CHAN team playing in the ongoing championships meant for home-based national teams in Morocco despite the drab first game drawn match against Rwanda. Go beat Libya for our fans back home.
Chairman of technical and development committee of the Federation, Comrade Ahmed Yusuf Fresh expressed the confidence when he visited the team in their camp in the very cold region in Morocco. The Super Eagles CHAN team would make progress as they prepare for the rest of their matches.”
He attended the Super Eagles evening training session in Tangier. He spoke to the team immediately after the evening training.
You are Nigerian solders carrying the flag of the nation. I believe you all are doing good, let me start by letting you know that the Nigeria Football Federation have been monitoring your performance closely. Of course, we watched your first match and we believe you guys put up a good fight against Rwanda in your first group match but the needed result didn’t come.
“However, we are confident after watching your training session that you would make our beloved country, Nigeria, proud as we take on Libya on Friday.”
“We would everything possible to support you. Am happy that you all know how Nigerians love football so in your own end remember what every Nigerian wants is credible results. You must also listen to instructions from the technical crew of the team headed by coach Salisu Yusuf.
Responding, the captain of the CHAN team Ikechukwu Ezenwa expressed gratitude on behalf of the entire team but also spoke on the essence of the competition in Morocco.
“Let me first appreciate the federation headed by President Amaju Pinnick. Despite the harsh weather you are here to give us moral support and fatherly advise. We appreciate you. Meanwhile, we are here in Morocco for business because representing over 180 millions Nigerians is not a joke and would never be one. We all know what is at stake. We are going out on Friday to make sure we get victory against the north African side, Libya. We want Nigerians to know that we are fully committed and we shall make not just ourselves proud but Nigerians at large,” Ezenwa assured.
It was a full house training session in Tangier the venue of the first two group games. Fresh was in the company of notable football administrators such as, the chairman referees appointment committee Alhaji Rabiu Inuwa, chairman match commissioner appointment committee of the NFF Alhaji Babagana Khali, independent chairman Nigeria nation wide league one, Mohamed Alkali.