Nations Cup Qualifier: Rufai Applauds Eagles' Preparation For Madagascar Tie


Super Eagles to national call ahead of the Nations Cup qualifier against Madagascar on Sunday, 4 September, has been described as a positive demonstration of the determination of the players to qualify for the African championship.

Former Super Eagles’ goalkeeper, Peter Rufai told P.M.Sports in Lagos that he was pleased with the response of the players and early arrival of the Eagles to Abuja camp before they will jet out to Antananarivo tomorrow.

“I’m so pleased with the attitude of the players this time around. They showed a strong commitment to their fatherland,” said the current goalkeeper trainer of the nation’s U-23 Eagles.

“One positive thing I can draw from this is that it shows that the Eagles and their coaches are on course to secure the ticket for the Nations Cup.

“I want to implore the team to remain focused and resolute in their determination to scale the hurdles on the road to the African championship next year. They should go to Antananarivo to secure the three points at stake and come back to Nigeria to win their last match of the qualifying series against Guinea. I don’t entertain any fear that we won’t play at the Nations Cup,” he said.

 P.M.Sports can report that at least 12 players of the Eagles trained with the technical crew of the team led by Samson Siasia at the National Stadium early today.

They will have another training session this evening at the same venue.
By Sunday Akintoye

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