Mikel Obi leads Super Eagles players for team walk (Photos)
The Super Eagles team reportedly held a walk ahead of today’s clash against Croatia at the ongoing World cup tournament in Russia.
The players were led by their captain John Mikel Obi as they strolled on the streets of Kaliningrad in order to ease their mind and relax before their first match.
According to reports, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is set to name at least eight World Cup debutants in his starting line-up to face Croatia in their opening Russia 2018 Group D fixture in Kaliningrad on Saturday.
The Nigerian team is largely made up of young players, about 17 of them making their first World appearances.
Yesterday, The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, says a brilliant outing by the Super Eagles at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia would help to heal the wounds of the divisions in the country.
He charged the team to go for goals.
Ekweremadu, who stated this in a goodwill message to the Super Eagles as they prepare to open their account in Russia, expressed absolute faith in the Gernot Rohr-tutored team.
“Nigeria is more divided today than at any other time in her history. But, for us, football is the tonic that heals old wounds. We need a truly super and brilliant outing by the Super Eagles at the Mundial to help reunite a divided nation.
“They have the experience, skill, and the indomitable Nigerian spirit to do the nation and Africa proud. They also have the prayers and goodwill of the over 180 million Nigerian population behind them”, he said.
The Senator, therefore, urged the team to go for goals and the zenith, emphasising that,
“There is absolutely nothing beyond the Super Eagles at this stage”.
While wishing the Super Eagles the very best, Ekweremadu also enjoined Nigerians not to relent in their prayers for the team.