21 March 2018

Nigeria: 'We Don't Just Sing, We Fast and Pray for Super Eagles to Win Matches'

Photo: 2010 FIFA OC
A Super Eagles fan displays her support.

The President General of Supporters Club, Dr. Rafiu Oladipo has said members of the club, apart from singing, also fast and pray for national teams, especially Super Eagles to win matches.

He made this disclosure at the unveiling of a drive to raise three million, culture -friendly football lovers to passionately support the Super Eagles during the matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals taking place in Russia this summer.

Dr. Oladipo said "sometimes, the team with 75 percent possession will not score, they will just be hitting upright, bar or even shoot wide but the team with only 25 percent possession will score and win."

He said that is where luck comes into play, adding that "Supporters club fast and pray to make the team lucky and the god of soccer to be on our side."

He however, said hard work had a critical role to play in ensuring victory in matches.

The President General of Supporters Club claimed the club's songs at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta helped Nigeria to come from behind to beat Brazil and Argentina in the Semi-finals and Final respectively to win the Gold medal in football.

Speaking on the 2018 FIFA World Cup, he said Nigeria could win the competition but emphasized that the most important is for the team to surpass its previous achievement in the competition.

"We want to play in the quarter-finals, Semi-finals and the final," Dr. Oladipo declared.

The main song for the World Cup, according to him, is "All we are saying is give us victory."

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