International Friendly: Nigeria’s Ambassador To Portugal Confident Of Super Eagles Victory

Nigeria’s ambassador to Portugal, Alex Kefas, has backed the Tremendous Eagles to conquer the Cristiano Ronaldo-led side in Thursday’s international pleasant in Lisbon.

The Eagles and Portugal will clash for the initial time at senior level, as the latter get set to consider portion in this year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

And Kefas, who visited the Eagles immediately after their coaching on Tuesday, reported with the good quality of players assembled by head coach Jose Peseiro, he is self-confident of a win in opposition to the previous European champions.

I’m pleased to see a quite potent squad,” Kefas mentioned in a movie clip on NFF Tv set. “I have noticed the record before so I want by means of the listing one just after the other I was so amazed that this is a incredibly powerful squad and I’m absolutely sure you are heading to get this match.

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“Let me also allow you know that this is the initially time that we are heading to have our nationwide workforce engage in Portugal. So since we proven our diplomatic romantic relationship with Portugal 48 decades in the past, so this is going to be a distinctive match not only for Portugal but also for our country. And I’m joyful that the coach himself is from Portugal, so this match you have to acquire. It is vital we redeem our identify, our impression and also for the mentor.

“Some of you should have been aware that our president was right here in June and July and that was a very first time a Nigerian president will take a look at Portugal on a condition take a look at due to the fact 48 a long time ago. And in the course of the pay a visit to I will like to allow you know that one of the agreements signed between Nigeria and Portugal was on youth and sports activities. The Athletics Minister was below and this arrangement is to additional promote our relationship.

“I told the Portuguese ambassador that Nigeria will get 2- so I am assured we are likely to do that. So please do your ideal, I wish you good luck, very good wellness and thank you very significantly.”

And on behalf of his teammates Eagles skipper, William Troost-Ekong, thanked the ambassador for coming to go to, stating they will do every little thing achievable to make him happy.

“Thank you really substantially for coming to visit us. Of course it is a terrific honour when ambassador appear to visit us specially in Portugal. All the boys are really thrilled for this sport and we will have a fantastic outing on Thursday and we truly respect your guidance so we are going to do every little thing we can to make you happy.“

Portugal are drawn in Team H together with Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea at this year’s event.

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