- As Ambassador weighs in behind Eagles
Super Eagles Assistant Skipper, Vincent Enyeama, has declared that Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier is not a straight fight between himself and Argentine star, Lionel Messi, even as he says he has a lot of respect for the talented star.
“Messi is a great player, a legend in his own right and by world standard but I don’t want people to say because he could not score against me last time in South Africa, he is going to come out and do it differently because he is more matured. It’s a World Cup game between Nigeria and Argentina and Messi and I are just two of the players out of 22 on the pitch”.
Enyeama, who spoke at the official media briefing for the encounter, said he expects a very entertaining game as both sides know themselves well, adding that the fans will have reward for their money.
On his part Coach Stephen Keshi extended his birthday wish to the Argentine star, who turned 27 on Tuesday, and also wished the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Aminu Maigari, a happy birthday on Wednesday, the day Nigeria will take on Argentina.
“We hope we can give our President a happy birthday gift by doing well against Argentina and hitting the next round in style”, he said.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Federal Republic of Brazil, Ambassador Adamu Azimeyeh Emozozo, has said he will personally lead the supporters team that will cheer the Super Eagles in Wednesday cracker against Argentina at the ongoing World Cup.
Speaking when he visited the team’s training on Monday afternoon in Porto Alegre, Adamu, who was in the company of top officials of the embassy and former NFF Deputy Scribe, Charles Ojugbana, said he was thrilled by the performance so far of the national team in the World Cup.