By Taiwo Adelu
Football fans in Nigeria have been assured that the Super Eagles will go for victory when they confront the Pharaohs of Egypt in the 2017 AFCON qualifying match at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on Friday 25 March.
Glo ambassador and Super Eagles winger, Victor Moses who made this remark while speaking during a courtesy visit to Globacom in Lagos on Monday, also said the Super Eagles players will play as one united team with the determination to win and make Nigeria proud.
“The Egyptians are leading the group presently, but we will work hard to pick the three points in Kaduna and go for a win or draw in the return leg in Cairo. This will make it easy for us to qualify from the group,” Moses added.
The West Ham United player also dispelled rumours making the round that the recent change in the coaching crew will affect the team.
He noted that “the current Super Eagles comprise of both experienced and upcoming players, I am optimistic that we will blend and play to win under the guidance of our coaches; so there is no cause for alarm.”
On the invitation of upcoming players to the team, Moses said “we will help the new boys to settle down quickly and give them confidence to excel in the national team colours. Other countries like Spain and England are also doing it to strengthen their teams and Nigeria is not an exception. It will also give the coaches more talents to utilize as they try to build a winning squad.”
The match is the first leg of a Group D, 2017 African Cup of Nations round-robin encounter which will see the Super Eagles traveling to Cairo on 29 March for the return leg.
Globacom is the official telecommunications partner of the Nigerian Football Federation and the major sponsor of the Nigerian national teams.