By SundiataPOST, Abuja
Alhaji Aminu Maigari, Chairman of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), on Tuesday said that they have intensified preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup showdown against the Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia.
Maigari, who stated this in Abuja during an interactive session with the media, said that the NFA was aware of the expectations of Nigerians in the November 16 showdown in Calabar.
According to Maigari, the NFA decided to give the match the attention it deserved, to ensure that the Super Eagles qualified for the World Cup at the expense of the Walya Antelopes.
“We are on the last lap of this campaign and we hope to be victorious at the end of the game.
“We are fully prepared for Saturday’s encounter against Ethiopia.
“Though I am not aware of how many players that have arrived the camp of the Super Eagles, I believe that all is well.
“Nobody is taking this match lightly; we are committed to this cause because we want to create history,’’ Maigari said.
Meanwhile, Emeka Inyama, a member of the board of the NFA, urged Nigerians to pray for the team as it strived to consolidate on the recent success of the Golden Eaglets at the just-concluded U-17 World Cup.
He added that the prayers of Nigerians contributed to the success of the Super Eagles in the last African Cup of Nations tournament in South Africa.
The Super Eagles would need to consolidate on their earlier 2-1 victory against the Walya Antelopes, to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.