2nd July, 2011
Nigeria Football and Other Sports Supporters Club has declared that the club will mobilise its members to give Nigeria’s U-23 Eagles huge support in the second leg of the All Africa Games qualifier against Black Meteors of Ghana in Kumasi on Sunday, 10 July.
President of the club, Dr. Rafiu Ladipo, said that the Nigerian team will not be alone in Kumasi, as members of the club both in Nigeria and Ghana, will be mobilised to support the Eagles to victory.
The Austin Eguavoen-led team defeated the Ghanaians 3-1 in the first leg played in Benin, Edo State last weekend, and are going to the second leg with high expectations of consolidating on this victory to pick the ticket to play in the All Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique in September.
Meanwhile, MTNFootball.comreported early today that Ghana’s Olympic team will switch camp to Kumasi tomorrow to step up preparations for the All Africa Games return leg qualifier against Nigeria.Â
The Black Meteors are scheduled to take on Nigeria’s Dream Team in the second leg of the final qualifier for the All Africa Games.
Ghana were hoping to play the match in Accra but the game was moved to Kumasi because of malfunctioning scoreboard.
The Black Meteors, who need to overturn a 3-1 deficit, began camping in Accra on Wednesday with four new faces, Malik Akowuah, Latif Salifu, Saddick Adams and Qatar-based Opoku Agyemang, who missed the first leg tie due to injury, will join the team in Kumasi.Â
Foreign-based stars, Samuel Inkoom, Jonathan Mensah, Daniel Opare, Emmanuel Agyeman-Badu, Mubarak Wakaso and Daniel Addo will be part of the contingent.
The Black Meteors have a huge task of overturning a 3-1 defeat against Eguavoen’s star-studded Dream Team V.
By Taiwo Adelu