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2022 World Cup playoffs: Since Buhari didn’t call our players, Nigeria will qualify – Omokri

 


Football lovers in the country have been admonished to have faith in the Super Eagles as they seek to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Nigeria drew 0-0 with Ghana in the first leg of their 2022 World Cup qualifying playoff in Kumasi on Friday.

The reverse fixture will be played inside the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja, on Tuesday, and Reno Omokri, a former presidential aide, said what the team needs at the moment is the total support and prayers of sports loving Nigerians.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari came under heavy criticism after the Super Eagles were defeated by Tunisia in the round of sixteen of the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon earlier this year. The President had called the players and had conversations with them a day before they crashed out.

The Austin Eguavoen side surprisingly crashed out of the tournament which they were widely tipped to win, having won all their group stage matches against very tough opponents. Many Nigerians on social media blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for the poor result, with most of them describing him as bad luck.

And now the first leg of the World Cup qualifying playoff has ended in stalemate in Kumasi, giving Nigeria a slight edge over Ghana going into the reverse fixture in Abuja and Omokri, who criticises every move of the Nigerian leader, says the team would defeat Ghana provided Buhari does not call the boys.

“What the Super Eagles need now is your full, total, unalloyed, and unequivocal support. Have faith.

“Project your mental and spiritual powers positively by believing they will win. Buhari did not call them. So, believe that this match will end in victory for Nigeria!” He tweeted.

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