Former Green Eagles Captain, Segun Odegbami, has commended The Sun Publishing Company for organising a seminar to galvanise support for the Super Eagles ahead of Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup, saying it is a welcome development.
The seminar, billed for Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, on May 22 is titled :â€œThat Super Eagles May Excel in Russia and Beyondâ€.
Odegbami said yesterday that anything that could be done now to attract support for the Eagles to excel at the World Cup in Russia is laudable and in the right direction.
â€œIt is a good idea, and I welcome it whole heartedly. The Super Eagles need to be encouraged so as to perform very well at Russia 2018. We have the players that can hold their own when the chips are done, but they still need our support and encouragement.
And I think The Sun coming up with this seminar is an added advantage, and I call on Nigerians to see it as a project that all of us must buy in,â€ observed Odegbami fondly called â€˜Mathematicalâ€™ in his days at the senior national team.
Odegbami, a member of the Green Eagles squad that won the African Nations Cup in 1980 said it would be nice if the Super Eagles could break the second round jinx and go as far as the semi finals, adding that the superlative performance which the team put up at USAâ€™94 still remains the bench mark which every Nigerian wants the present squad to surpass at Russia 2018.
â€œWe are looking forward to a glorious outing and every hand must be on deck to see that the Eagles succeed in Russia,â€ he concluded.