22nd May, 2014
Leading telecommunications company and major sponsor of Nigeria’s national teams, Globacom says the Super Eagles can go far at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil if they imbibe discipline as a virtue.
It said lack of discipline had in the past adversely affected the chances of teams or clubs at major tournaments and prevented them from winning trophies.
The company, therefore called on the coaches of the national team, Super Eagles to enforce strict discipline in the team’s camp as they step up preparation for the World Cup. The team will begin camping on 25 May and will face the Scottish national team in a friendly match on 28 May in London.
All the invited players are expected in camp before the deadline of 26 May set by Coach Stephen Keshi while the match will take place at the Craven Cottage ground of English Championship side, Fulham.
“Our confidence in the capability of the Super Eagles to fly the Nigerian national flag with plum at the World Cup remains unequivocal. Our conviction that the national team will do well at the mundial is obviously reinforced by the fact that they are the reigning African soccer champions and many of the players are determined to succeed. With the collective support and prayers of all Nigerians, we believe the team will not disappoint the nation,” Globacom said in a statement in Lagos.
The telecommunications giant implored the Nigerian team to take the friendly with Scotland seriously as the result would go a long way to bolster their confidence ahead of the World Cup.
“At this stage, we believe every tune-up game counts for confidence-building which the Eagles need when they take on the world,” the statement further said.
Globacom also called on Nigerians to support the national team in the task ahead, maintaining that the glory that will be derived from the mission would impact positively on the country.
“We believe the Eagles need all the motivation they can get to enable them progress to, at least, the semi finals,” the statement concluded.
Nigeria is participating in its fifth World Cup finals after making its debut at the USA ’94. The country has, however, not yet progressed beyond the second round of the competition which was attained at USA and in 1998 in France.
Globacom is the major partner of the Nigeria Football Federation and official sponsor of Nigerian national teams.