The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has expressed confidence on the Super Eagles ahead of the game against South Africa.
Gernot Rohr’s boys will do battle with the Bafana Bafana on Wednesday in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) quarter final tie in Cairo, Egypt.
Speaking during a breakfast meeting with the Super Eagles on Tuesday, Pinnick urged them to go all out against Stuart Baxter’s charges.
“I have confidence in this team and what you are capable of doing. I am just here to re-emphasize the fact that tomorrow’s game is very, very important,” he noted.
“Football is the greatest known unifying factor among our peoples across different mental and physical boundaries, and victory will help to further solidify our unity.
“Anytime you are playing and winning, our country is united and people forget all their differences in various forms and celebrate together. I want you to take your chances and minimize individual errors at the back and in the midfield.”
He, also, lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for his support to the team all through the competition.
Pinnick said: “We cannot thank our father, President Buhari and the Government enough for all the support and kind gestures.
“The only way we can repay their support is to keep winning and winning. This is a team that knows how to climb hurdles. South Africa is another hurdle and you will climb it.”