Lagos –With the disarray characterising Namibia’s camp ahead of a crucial FIFA 2014 World Cup qualifier, Nigerian fans are sensing a victory that will subsequently enhance the West African’s chances of qualifying.
Namibia has been hit by the resignation of coach, Roger Palmgreen, after he claimed to have received death threats after a string of poor results.
Former players Ricardo Mannetti and Ronnie Kanalelo have been put in charge for Wednesday’s game.
While Namibian fans are sombre, their Nigerian counterparts are upbeat.
Nneka Okolie of Lagos said, “Bad as the development may be for the Namibian national team, I think it is a good for our chances. The resignation of their coach especially 48 hours to the crucial match, will certainly affect the moral of the players
Another fan, Daniel Ezeife said the match, scheduled for Windhoek, was already in the bag.
“Most of their key players are down with injuries. Now their coach has resigned. We will definitely make a meal out of them." he said.
Namibia are yet to collect maximum points and have faint hopes of making the 10-nation final elimination play-off round.
They trail group leaders Nigeria by four points with two rounds of matches left.
Prominent football analyst, Kolade Adebiyi, however cautioned the Super Eagles against complacency.
“The resignation of the Namibian coach should not excite us. Our boys most take that match serious and get the maximum point. The Namibian boys may be surprise us if we don't take the match serious,” he said.
– CAJ News