Golden Eaglets’ captain, Musa Muhammed has assured that Iraq would surely suffer the backlash after the team’s 3-3 draw against Sweden on Tuesday.
Musa said the it was unfortunate that they failed to beat the Swedes as widely expected, promising Nigerians would see an improved performance against Iraq on Friday.
He said the players were not oblivious of the huge expectations of Nigerians particularly that of President Goodluck Jonathan. ”
Frankly, we are not happy that we didn’t get the maximum points against Sweden but Nigerians would see a good response from us against Iraq on Friday,”said the soft-spoken but hard-as-nail defender.
Musa said the Golden Eaglets have the motivation and willingness to be on the podium on 8 November in Abu Dhabi after failing to win the CAN U-17 Nations Cup last April, even as he thanked President Jonathan and Nigerians for supporting the Golden Eaglets’ quest for glory .
“We know how important is the game against Iraq on Friday and we are going to give it our best effort because we don’t want to disappoint Nigerians,” he said. “We were told before the match against Sweden that President Jonathan and so many people in government watched the match and I want to use this opportunity to thank them for their support.”