Despite the unstable socio-political situation in the country, the national team currently in camp preparing for the 2013 Nations Cup qualifier against Rwanda say they are battle ready to devour Angola in Wednesday’s international friendly.
For goalkeepers Chigozie Agbim and Godwin Paul, the game should serve as a test of character of the team and the coaching crew and that they will show against the Southern African country.
“We have learnt a lot from this set of coaches and we must acquit ourselves well before every Nigerian on Wednesday,” declared Agbim.
Centre-half Azubuike Egwueke and pair mate Papa Idris, were also in war like mood.
“This is my second time in the Eagles camp and I have not been drilled like this before, I have to prove to the world that we can hold our own against any team because at this moment we are the Nigerian national team,” Egwueke declared.
Idris on his own said: I have been impacted on positively by th technical crew and I will show it on the pitch against Angola on Wednesday. Insha Allah, we shall come out victorious,” he said.
Midfielders Rabiu Ibrahim and petit wing wizard Ejike Ozoenyi, spoke in similar vein, with Ozoenyi, saying that he wants to prove to the world that all he has been doing with the ball in training, he can do better during match situations.
Returnee striker, Uche Kalu was even more daring when he spoke. According to him, many foreign based players would soon discover that they have no place again in the national team, because the present squad has better players that can play for any national team anywhere in the world.