Pulse.com.gh logo
Go


Football Nigeria must play fair at World Cup, says President

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the Super Eagles to call on the gallant Nigerian spirit at the World Cup in Russia, saying they carry the emotions of over 180 million Nigerians.

  • Published:
"You must know that you are not just going to a tournament, you are carrying the emotions, passions and feelings of over 180 million people," Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari told the national football team ahead of the 2018 World Cup play

"You must know that you are not just going to a tournament, you are carrying the emotions, passions and feelings of over 180 million people," Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari told the national football team ahead of the 2018 World Cup

(AFP/File)
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the Super Eagles to call on the gallant Nigerian spirit at the World Cup in Russia, saying they carry the emotions of over 180 million Nigerians.

President Buhari met the team, who were led by sports minister Solomon Dalung and the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick when he gave them a pep talk in Abuja on Wednesday.

Nigeria are making their sixth World Cup appearance in Russia and are drawn in a difficult first round group with Argentina, Croatia and Iceland.

The best performance achieved by the country at the World Cup was reaching the Round of 16 in 1994, 1998 and 2014.

"You must know that you are not just going to a tournament, you are carrying the emotions, passions and feelings of over 180 million people," the President told the team.

"You are the youngest team at the World Cup, you are likely to be the most inexperienced, a fact that is not lost on your opponents. But you can use this to your advantage.

"You have the good support and blessings of all Nigerians, who will look up to you as long as the tournament lasts."

He continued: "Play fair and clean but demonstrate the gallant spirit Nigerians are known for.

The Super Eagles departed Abuja for London Wednesday afternoon ahead of a friendly against England this weekend.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 #Number12 Anas releases further particulars against Nyantakyibullet
2 Video Anas mocks Kennedy Agyapong & Nyantakyi with Yaa Pono’s hit song...bullet
3 World Cup 2018 Argentina, Messi on brink of World Cup exit after...bullet
4 Photos Meet Kwesi Nyantakyi's beautiful first wife and childrenbullet
5 Pulse Sports Exclusive Thomas Partey talks about Black Stars...bullet
6 World Cup 2018 Mexico World Cup skipper Rafael Marquez on a...bullet
7 Football Croatian master Modric schools Nigeria's young gunsbullet
8 Number 12 Anas demanded $150K to cancel screening of...bullet
9 Black Stars Essien is the best- Sammy Osei Kuffourbullet
10 The Numbers All the vital statistics of the FIFA World Cupbullet

Top Videos

1 Ghost Goal Italian referee shows remorse for disallowing Muntari’s goalbullet
2 Back to the Roots Memphis Depay dancing ‘adobe’ in Cape Coastbullet
3 Long Shot Michael Essien's favourite goal for Chelseabullet
4 Video Watch the highlights of new Black Stars wonder kidbullet
5 Video Watch how Essien and his Chelsea legends suffered 4-1 defeatbullet
6 Video Sannie Daara received GHC 4,000 bribe in Anas exposébullet
7 Chelsea Fans' Favourite Michael Essien's left-footed goal...bullet
8 The Real News with Akrobeto goes International, shows on...bullet
9 Watch how Ghanaian youngster tore Barca's unbeaten run...bullet
10 Video Watch Frank Acheampong 5th goal of the season...bullet

Football