President Goodluck Jonathan has plans to travel Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and support the Super Eagles if the team makes it to the quarter-finals of the tournament, kickoffnigeria reports.
The captain of the team, Joseph Yobo, confirmed president’s plan, added that the team would have been even more motivated, if the president could make it to Nigeria vs France match.
“He assured us when he called that he’s behind us and if we beat France and qualify for the quarter-final, he will come and visit us and watch the next game,” Yobo said.
The Super Eagle’s captain added that the whole team hopes to get such a moral booster, in case of victory against France.
“It’s better than money, and we are determined to go there and fight and give our best,” Yobo concluded.
CAF wishes Nigeria and Algeria good luck
The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) welcomed qualification of the two teams from the African continent, Nigeria and Algeria, to LAST 16 at the 2014 World Cup.
CAF Secretary General, Hicham El Amrani, applauded talent and skills of both of the teams, emphasised on the “overall progress and development” of football in Africa.
He further confirmed that CAF President, Issa Hayatou, has passed his congratulations to the football federations of the two countries, wishing them to advance to the next rounds of the Mundial.
“We wish the best of luck to Algeria and Nigeria as the entire African continent is behind them,” CAF SG said.
Nigeria vs France LAST16 match kicks off in Brasilia on June 30, 2014, Monday, at 13:00 local time (17:00 Nigeria time).
Algeria’s game against another European country, Germany, starts on the same day, at 21:00, Nigeria time.
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