Nigerian fans besieged the hotel room of the Black Stars players a moment before they got down from their team bus and headed to their hotel room.
A group of young men swirled around the bus and armed with their phone cameras, they began to chant and hail the players who were familiar to them. It was Arsenal’s midfielder Thomas Partey who got the loudest cheers after he stepped out and headed towards their camp.
The soccer fans however punctuated their warm welcoming by teasing the players since they were not responding to their salutations. The video has found its way on Instagram and Twitter and we have attached it to this report for you.
On the same wavelength, Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa has charged his fellow teammates to go all out against Ghana in the next showdown while stressing that the battle is going to be very difficult.
The Super Eagles would lock horns with Ghana’s Black Stars on Tuesday in the second leg of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Musa said that with the players’ determination to make it to World Cup in Qatar at all ost and the fact that it’s going to be the last world cup for him personally, they are going to put up a performance that will earn Nigeria a spot. The footballer made the statement while speaking with NFF TV, adding that defeating Ghana will not be easy.
He said; “All the players, including myself, want to go to the World Cup. For me, it is very important because it could be my last World Cup. I enjoyed the last two finals that I participated in, Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018. I want to experience it again. Most of the players in the present squad have not been to the World Cup and they desire to be there.
“We all know it won’t be easy. Ghana will come here to do battle but we are ready for whatever they turn up with. I will not say more than that.”