NIGERIA Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick, on Wednesday mobilised the Super Eagles to go all out on Sunday in the World Cup qualifier against the Chipolopolo of Zambia in Ndola for the maximum three points at stake.
Pinnick, who visited the players in their Bolton White Apartment camp in Abuja told the Eagles to be patriotic enough to give their all against their Zambian counterparts on the opening day of the World Cup qualifying series.
According to him, the Federation was doing everything possible to guarantee the welfare of the players and their officials, urging them to play their part by winning the match.
He further urged them to ignore all the negative reports about the Federation and concentrate on the task ahead of them.
Pinnick, however, assured the Eagles that their bonus would be paid by the NFF, telling them, “It is for you to go out their and win on Sunday.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal of England forward, Alex Iwobi, got a standing ovation from an appreciative Abuja crowd on Wednesday in the Eagles’ 3-0 defeat of Nigeria Proffessional Football League side, Plateau United, in a practice match played at the National Stadium.
Iwobi, who alongside Super Eagles’ first IX came on in the second half of the match watched by a fairly large crowd, including coaches Adegboye Onigbinde, Kashimawo Laloko, James Peters and Bitrus Bewarang, scored a brace for the Eagles.
Returnee Anderson Esiti had put the Eagles in the lead in the 39th minute before Iwobi scored the second and third in the second half.
Fans mobbed the Eagles immediately the referee blew the final whistle as they rushed to the pitch to appreciate the players for their display against the Plateau United side.