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Nigerians to cheer Dream Team at El Menzah

28 January 2015, 12:36

Tunis - Members of the Nigerian community based in Tunis will turn up in large numbers at the Stade el Menzah on Wednesday to cheer the U-23 National Team, Dream Team, in the second of their two international friendly matches against their Tunisian counterpart.

Giving this assurance in Tunis, the Ambassador of Nigeria to Tunisia, Joseph Apeh Omede, said the leaders of the Nigerian community had been duly contacted and have gone to work on mobilizing the members to the venue.

“We have a good number of Nigerians in Tunis and the leaders are working on mobilizing our people in this city to storm the Stadium to cheer the boys. There was no publicity about the first match, so they didn’t know and were not there.

“It is different this time. They will be ready to give total support to our boys.”

Also read: Siasia calls for greater character in second match

On Monday, the leader of the U-23 Team’s delegation to Tunisia, Babagana Kalli, a member of the NFF Executive Committee, was at the Embassy alongside Head Coach Samson Siasia and NFF’s Assistant Director (Communications), Ademola Olajire. They met with the Ambassador and the Head of Chancery, Mala Yusuf.

The U-23 National Team will round up its tour of Tunisia on Wednesday and depart for Nigeria on Thursday.  The team has an 11th All-Africa Games qualifying fixture against Gabon, which first leg comes up in Libreville on 22nd February.

Organisers of Wednesday’s match have agreed to a request by the Nigeria Football Federation for a minute silence prior to kick-off, in honour of former Nigeria international goalkeeper Wilfred Agbonavbare, who died on Tuesday.

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