Deji Elumoye in Abuja
The Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu Friday emphasised that 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 has therefore charged the 23-man team to go for early goals in all their matches.
Ekweremadu, who stated this in a goodwill message to the Super Eagles as they prepare to trade tackles with Croatia in their opening qualifying match Saturday, expressed absolute faith in the Gernot Rohr-tutored team.
According to him, â€œNigeria 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.
â€œThey 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.â€
Ekweremadu therefore urged the team to go for goals and the cup, saying: “There is absolutely nothing beyond the Super Eagles at this stage.â€
While wishing the Super Eagles the very best, he also enjoined Nigerians not to relent in their prayers for the team.