–In final qualifiers for All African Games
Nigeria’s biggest corporate supporter of football, Globacom, has tasked the national U-23, Dream Team to go for total victory when the team meets its Zambia counterpart for the second leg of the All Africa Games (AAG) final qualifier billed for Lusaka on Saturday, April 11.
The first leg ended goalless in Abuja last month and the Samson Siasia-coached team will now need a clear win in Lusaka to secure the ticket to the AAG billed for Congo Brazzaville in September.
“We believe the task of winning in Lusaka and sealing the AAG ticket is possible given the quality of the players in the Dream Team,” Globacom said in a statement in Lagos on Wednesday.
“We also believe in the capacity of Coach Samson Siasia’s to fashion out a winning formula, especially as he has strengthened his squad with some of the Flying Eagles team players who recently featured at the 2015 AYC in Senegal where Nigeria won the gold medal,” the statement added.
The company also urged the Super Falcons to surmount all odds to win the AAG ticket at the expense of the Malian ladies after both sides drew 1-1 in the first leg of the final qualifier in Bamako last month.
Falcons will host the Mali Women National team in Abuja for the second leg scheduled forApril 10 in Abuja.
“We have utmost confidence in the Super Falcons to beat Mali,” Globacom further said, even as the company urged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Nigerians to support both teams in their quest to fly Nigerian flag at the next All African Games.
Globacom is the major partner of the Nigeria Football Federation and official sponsor of the Nigeria’s national football teams.