Calabar - The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is confident the Super Eagles will defeat Walya Antelopes to book a ticket to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Saturday’s match between Nigeria and Ethiopia will be the 214th game of the Aminu Maigari led administration of the NFF.
And Maigari, whose administration has leapt to the fore as the most successful NFF team in history, says victory is guaranteed for Nigeria’s flag to fly in Brazil next year summer.
“I am confident that the Eagles will overpower the Antelopes at our beloved U. J. Esuene Stadium on Saturday. It has been a 17-month journey from the time we defeated Namibia in Calabar in June 2012, but a happy ending makes it worthwhile for everyone involved”, Maigari said in a statement.
In its 38-and-half months of existence, the Maigari administration has played 213 matches, winning 124 and drawing 32, while losing the rest.
Leading 2-1 from the first leg, the African champions are favourites to secure one of the continent’s five tickets to football’s biggest house party, at the final whistle by Gambian referee, Bakary Papa Gassama.
Already, Governor Imoke has invited the world-conquering Golden Eaglets, who spent the better part of their camping programme in Calabar, to be part of the occasion.
Officials have also confirmed that the glittering FIFA U-17 World Cup that the Eaglets won in Abu Dhabi on Friday would be on display at the State Box on Saturday.