Nigeria’s Super Eagles will leave for Monrovia, Liberia on Friday with hopes of a decent result against the Lone Star in Saturday’s first leg, second round 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
The Eagles have been in training camp in Abuja and the players are buoyed following the visit to their training session of Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday.
The president had encouraged the boys and charged them to qualify for the final in South Africa while assuring them of his presence of the show piece game.
“I want to come to the Nations Cup, but I know that I cannot do that if the Super Eagles did not qualify for the championship, that is why I’m here to ginger the team to qualify for the tournament,” president Jonathan said.
Captain Joseph Yobo has now moved to assure the President of a good result on Saturday.
The Fenerbahce man said the players were pleasantly surprised by the president’s visit and assured that the lads would justify the confidence reposed in them.
“We are privileged to have had the rare opportunity of meeting the president and I must specially thank him for the visit and also assure him of the seriousness of the entire squad to excel in not only the qualifiers for the Nations Cup but those of the World Cup and any tournament that we will enter for,” Yobo said.
The national team is scheduled to leave Abuja on Friday morning aboard a chartered flight and will arrive in Monrovia two hours later.
The squad consist of 22 players and officials of the team, who will be joined by NFF officials and those of the Nigerian Football Supporters Club.supersport