By Kunle Adewale
The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, said 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, charging 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.
He said: 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 themâ€, he said.
The Senator, therefore, urged the team to go for goals and the zenith, emphasising that â€œthere is absolutely nothing beyond the Super Eagles at this stageâ€.
While wishing the Super Eagles the very best, Ekweremadu also enjoined Nigerians not to relent in their prayers for the team.