Russia 2018

Gov. Wike backs Eagles to excel in Russia, pledges support

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Rivers State Governor Nyesom Woke has tipped the Super Eagles of Nigeria to shock the World and make astonishing achievements at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Speaking at the the Sun Newspaper World Cup seminar held at Port Harcourt on Tuesday, Wike applauded the national team for the exploits in their World Cup qualifying campaign just as he backed them to excel at the Mundial.

“We have every reason to be optimistic about the performance of the Super Eagles because they are a good team with World Class Stars and Talents,” Wike said.

“They performed excellently well during the qualifying rounds and they are also very well in the international friendly matches.

“But, there is also the need for us to be concerned because excelling at the World Cup competition is not about wishful thinking.

The Governor also promised to support the three-time African champions’ course en route the impending Mundial:

“We must ensure that our team is well resourced, well prepared and well motivated to fight for victory at the competition.

“On our part as State Government, we have not relented in our support for the national team.

“Apart from hosting a number of the team’s competitive and friendly international matches, we have also had cause to gladly defray winning bonuses owed to the team as part of our contributions to its progress.”

The Eagles will play the Democratic Republic of Congo in an international friendly on Monday, May 28 at the Adokiye Aimesiaka Stadium in Port Harcourt.

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