Abuja – Edo State governor Adams Oshiomhole has called the
Nigeria Football Federation and all stakeholder to ensure the Super Eagles
begin early preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
The Super Eagles on Saturday handed a 2-0 defeat to Ethiopia
to book a ticket to Brazil on a 4-1 aggregate.
The sport-loving governor appealed to the country’s football
federation and other handlers of the team to ensure the Super Eagles do their
best in Brazil.
“However, with this qualification comes more hard work. I
appeal to the Nigeria Football Federation, the coaches and other handlers of
the team not to rest on their oars but do all that is needful to ensure that
the Eagles beat our best World Cup record. I wish the Eagles success in Brazil,
and our prayers are with them to emerge victorious in Brazil,”
Oshiomhole said in a statement Chief Press Secretary, Peter
The governor meanwhile heaped praise on the senior men’s
national soccer team.
“The Super Eagles have shown that they are indeed the
Champions of Africa by emerging the first country from the continent to qualify
for the World Cup, joining the ranks of other great football nations like
Germany, Netherlands, Spain and England, among others, who have already
The Governor said the qualification a few days after the
Eaglets won the Under-17 World Cup shows resurgence in the belief by Nigerians
that with zeal, sacrifice, patience and team work, a great deal can be
“The Eagles qualification, a few days after the nation’s
youngsters won the Under-17 World Cup shows aresurgence in the belief by
Nigerians that with zeal, sacrifice, patience and team work, a great deal can
– CAJ News