Super Eagles' Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, has indicated interest in watching live the Golden Eaglets when they square up against their Guinean counterparts in Sunday’s 2013 African Under-17 qualifier.
This is a busy weekend for Nigerian football with both the Super Eagles and Golden Eaglets expectedly taking their turn at the U.J Esuene Stadium in Calabar.
While the Super Eagles play Liberia in a 2013 African Cup of Nations decider on Saturday, the Golden Eaglets have a date
with Guinea in a second round, first leg game 24 hours later.
“Coach Stephen Keshi as well as other members of the coaching crew will be watching your game against Guinea on Sunday after ours against Liberia on Saturday,” informed Ben Alaiya, the Super Eagles’ media officer.
“We have heard and read so much about the Golden Eaglets and we want to see things for ourselves.
“This is good for Nigerian football and hopefully some of these players would be able to play for the Super Eagles in the nearest future,” added Alaiya in a frank exchange with an official of the Golden Eaglets.
The same inkling was given by Dr. Robinson Okosun, the Super Eagles’ psychologist, saying that he is impressed with the positive vibes emanating from the camp of the Golden Eaglets.
Meanwhile, the Golden Eaglets have added the success of the Super Eagles in Saturday’s AFCON crunch game against Liberia as one of their prayer points.
Musa Mohammed, the team’s captain, said it’s imperative that Nigerians should rally behind the two teams on the verge of qualifying for their respective tournaments next year.
“The Super Eagles are our big brothers and we are praying for them because they missed qualification for the Nations Cup co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea,” the lively Mohammed said with a boyish smile. “We are lucky because we would see their game on Saturday before we play Guinea on Sunday. We want Nigerians to pray for the two teams so that we can be successful.”