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PLAYERS and officials of the Super Eagles have pleaded with Nigerians to avoid anything that would cause crisis and disaffection among the people during Saturday’s Presidential elections.

The Super Eagles will not have the opportunity to vote on Saturday because they will be away on national duty in South Africa during the period.

They said it would be unfair to Nigerians, if some people turned what ordinarily would help into national renaissance to crisis in the country.

One of the old players in the team who spoke with The Guardian on condition of anonymity said: “Nigeria is our country and the least we can do now is to pray that things work well during the elections. And for things to work well, the people, including politicians and voters, should shun acts that could lead to break down of law and order.

“Nigerians are tired of crisis and I believe the only way to avoid trouble is by doing things the right way. As they say, no politician’s ambition is worth anybody’s life,” he said. New Super Eagles’ coordinator, Patrick Pascal, believes the forthcoming polls should be used to choose leaders that would work in the interest of Nigerians and therefore advised voters to shun acts that could cause disharmony among the people.

“I hope everything works well for our country at the polls because that is the only way we can ensure the progress of Nigeria,” he said.

Pascal revealed that the Eagles would now travel to South Africa tomorrow aboard a chartered flight instead of the earlier advertised departure today. Nigeria will meet South Africa in an international friendly in Nelspruit on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama made history yesterday with his 100th appearance for the national in a friendly game against the Cranes of Uganda at the Nest of Champions, Uyo. The Eagle lost 1-0PLAYERS and officials of the Super Eagles have pleaded with Nigerians to avoid anything that would cause crisis and disaffection among the people during Saturday’s Presidential elections. The Super Eagles will not have the opportunity to vote on Saturday because they will be away on national duty in South Africa during the period.

They said it would be unfair to Nigerians, if some people turned what ordinarily would help into national renaissance to crisis in the country.

One of the old players in the team who spoke with The Guardian on condition of anonymity said: “Nigeria is our country and the least we can do now is to pray that things work well during the elections. And for things to work well, the people, including politicians and voters, should shun acts that could lead to break down of law and order.

“Nigerians are tired of crisis and I believe the only way to avoid trouble is by doing things the right way. As they say, no politician’s ambition is worth anybody’s life,” he said. New Super Eagles’ coordinator, Patrick Pascal, believes the forthcoming polls should be used to choose leaders that would work in the interest of Nigerians and therefore advised voters to shun acts that could cause disharmony among the people.

“I hope everything works well for our country at the polls because that is the only way we can ensure the progress of Nigeria,” he said.

Pascal revealed that the Eagles would now travel to South Africa tomorrow aboard a chartered flight instead of the earlier advertised departure today. Nigeria will meet South Africa in an international friendly in Nelspruit on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama made history yesterday with his 100th appearance for the national in a friendly game against the Cranes of Uganda at the Nest of Champions, Uyo. The Eagle lost 1-0



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