–Eagles camp opens in Abuja
Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi has said Nigeria should pray and support the team to win an all-important AFCON qualifier in Congo on Saturday.
The Lazio star said he will also commit the match to God on arrival in Nigeria.
“Once I arrive Nigeria, I will go to my father in the Lord to pray with me, because I want the Nations Cup ticket and I know we can win in Congo. We must also cooperate and forget past differences to achieve our aim,” he said on phone from his base in Italy.
Preparations for the make-or-break Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo Brazzaville in Pointe-Noire is expected to be kick-started on Monday following the arrival of invited Nigerian league stars to Abuja on Saturday, after a highly impressive 1-0 win over Ghana in the maiden Transformation Cup at the ultra-modern Akwa Ibom International Stadium.
The players who came into camp with coach Stephen Keshi, his assistants and other members of staff of the national team are goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim, Warri Wolves skipper, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Solomon Kwambe, scorer of the epoch-making goal in Uyo, Emem Eduok, Nasarawa United winger Tony Edjomari, Christian Osaghuna Ighodalo, Gbolahahan Salami and new comer Kingsley Sokari.
Looking Good For DallasSeattle Sounders striker Obafemi Martins gets his hair done by a beautiful lady, as the side’s top scorer with 17 goals prepares for Monday night’s MLS Cup Western Conference semi-final second leg clash with FC Dallas.
Martins helped the Sounders hold Dallas to a 1-1 draw away from home last week and the Seattle side hope to reach the Conference final with a home win and take a major step towards winning the MLS Cup.