Lagos - President of the Senate, David Mark, wished the Nigerian senior men's national team well ahead of Wednesday's FIFA 2014 World Cup qualifier against Namibia.
Mark urged the Super Eagles not to underestimate their opponents but achieve a victory to help unify the nation.
The match scheduled for Windhoek comes amid terrorism-related problems in the North African country.
"The Nigerian people are anxiously waiting for your victory. They are praying for the team and government will do all it can to support," said Mark.
"Please must not be let down. For obvious reasons, Nigerians are passionate about soccer. The team's success will enhance national pride.
Soccer is not just a game for entertainment. It is a unifying factor in Nigeria,” added Mark.
African champions Nigeria are odd-on favourites to proceed to the last round of qualifiers for the tournament scheduled for Brazil next June.
- CAJ News