Like wounded lions, Super Eagles land in Douala

Like wounded lions, Super Eagles land in Douala
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BY KUNLE SOLAJA, Douala

The Super Eagles have landed in Douala for their matchday 4 World Cup qualifying match with Central African Republic (CAR). The travelling team is led by Shehu Dikko, the NFF 2nd Vice President and Chairman of the League Management Company.

The team was received at the Douala Airport by the Nigerian High Commissioner to Cameroon, Gabriel Abayomi Olonisakin who eased their passage and immigration processes.

As at the time of this report, the team was preparing to have a feel of the Stade Omnisport de Bepanda, venue of tomorrow’s match. It will be recalled that the Super Eagles against all expectations conceded a 90th minute goal on Thursday that made CAR to escape with a 1-0 win.

Despite severe turbulence felt , though not unexpected as the flight captain had given the indications before taking off in Lagos, the players looked unruffled and determined to take their pound of flesh on the Central Africans.  

Team captain, Ahmed Musa told www.sportsvillagesquare.com that the players can feel the pulse of Nigerians and will once again bring succour when they play CAR on Sunday.

A win on Sunday will not only reaffirmed the Super Eagles’ Group C leadership, but will recall a similar circumstance when they reversed an earlier 2-3 loss to Congo in Calabar seven years ago with a 2-0 away victory in Pointe-Noire , the second largest city in Republic of Congo after the capital city,  Brazzaville.

Tomorrow’s match kicks off at 2pm Nigerian time. If featured, Ahmed Musa will become the third Super Eagles’ player to make 100 international appearances. Incidentally, the two before him, Joseph Yobo and Vincent Enyeama were also captains when they won their 100th international caps.

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