As the senior National Football Team, the Super Eagles, put finishing touches to preparations for Sunday’s Brazil 2014 World Cup crucial qualifying match in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the leadership of Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje has urged the team to do the nation proud by winning convincingly thereby making the return leg in Calabar a mere formality.
Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, the National Publicity Secretary of the Alhaji Baraje led-PDP gave the encouragement to the Super Eagles in a statement saying, “We are proud of the tremendous progress which the present Super Eagles squad has made under the tutelage of Chief Coach Stephen Keshi and his backroom staff. Apart from wining the coveted Africa Cup of Nations in February in South Africa, the team scaled through the group stage of the Brazil 2014 World Cup African qualifying series played over the past two years. As things stand, Ethiopia is the only remaining hurdle on the team’s way to Brazil for the World Cup”.
Eze expressed confidence about the Super Eagles’ ability to get a good result on Sunday in Addis Ababa so as to make the work easier during the return leg in Calabar in November, adding that the team has never disappointed and would not do so at this most crucial stage of the campaign.
“We salute the commitment and sense of patriotism of the technical crew and players. We are impressed with the seriousness with which they are training for this match. All that remains now is for them to remain focused and never lose concentration until the final whistle. We appeal to the players to keep their heads cool even in the face of provocation and to play to the instructions of their coaches throughout the duration of the match”, the statement advised.
“Even as our National Chairman, Alh Baraje and our members in Mecca have formed themselves into a praying Team for the success of the team, we urge other Nigerians to continue in prayers for the team while urging the Super Eagles to Go, See and Conquer the Wayla Antelopes on Sunday. We look forward to welcoming you back home after yet another successful outing”, the factional PDP said.