The country’s vice president payed the national teams a visit on Tuesday, and has charged them to make the country proud
Nigeria vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has charged the Super Eagles to qualify for the 2018 Fifa World Cup billed for Russia.
Osinbanjo who paid the team a courtesy visit at the Abuja national Stadium commended the three-time African champions for beating Zambia at home in October, while assuring them of the government’s support all through their qualifying campaign.
The 2013 Afcon kings will welcome Algeria to the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on Saturday, while Cameroon and Zambia will slug it out in the other Group B game.
“I commend you for your patriotism and commitment to the cause of fatherland,” said Osinbajo.
“By going to Zambia to defeat the Zambians on their own ground for the first time, you have shown your determination to conquer your group and qualify for the World Cup.
“I want to assure you that the Government and people of Nigeria are behind you in your quest to qualify for the World Cup. I believe that you will certainly pick the ticket from your group to make it to the World Cup finals.”
He also admonished the Super Falcons, who will be defending theirn African Women Cup of Nations title in Cameroon later this month to go and conquer Africa, and also return home with the trophy.
“I am happy that you girls are the reigning African champions, and I believe you will go to Cameroon and retain your trophy. The whole nation is behind you,” he continued.
“You must start by beating Mali and then going all the way so as to bring the Cup back to Nigeria.”
Captain Evelyn Nwabuoku thanked the Vice President and promised that the Falcons are committed to retaining their continental title.