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Sports minister charges Super Eagles to “go for victory over Liberia today”

By Ifeanyi Ibeh
13 November 2021   |   9:22 am
Youth and Sports Development Minister, Sunday Dare, has charged the Super Eagles to go all-out for a win later today against Liberia in a 2022 World Cup qualifier. The Lone Star of Liberia host the Super Eagles in Tangier, Morocco in today’s crucial clash. Nigeria won the reverse fixture 2-0 in Lagos earlier in the…

Nigeria’s players line up before the 2022 Qatar World Cup African qualifiers group 3 football match between Nigeria and Central Africa Republic at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, in Surulere in Lagos State, on October 7, 2021. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Youth and Sports Development Minister, Sunday Dare, has charged the Super Eagles to go all-out for a win later today against Liberia in a 2022 World Cup qualifier.

The Lone Star of Liberia host the Super Eagles in Tangier, Morocco in today’s crucial clash.

Nigeria won the reverse fixture 2-0 in Lagos earlier in the year and currently lead Group C, two points ahead of Cape Verde.

With only one game to go after today’s fixture against the Lone Star, a win for the Super Eagles will see them requiring only a draw in next week’s game against Cape Verde, who will be hosting the Central African Republic (CAR) today.

If the Super Eagles beat Liberia, and Cape Verde fail to replicate same against the CAR, then Nigeria will be through to the playoff round of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers before next Tuesday’s game in Lagos.

And Dare, in a statement to the team on Saturday, urged them to do the nation proud and brighten their chances of qualifying for the final stage of the 2022 World Cup African qualifiers.

“The whole of Nigeria is behind you,” Dare opened up in his statement to the team, made available to The Guardian. “I believe the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation has worked hard to provide the coaches, players and support staff with all you need to soar over your opponents today.

“I know the entire team is fired up for this. So, go and do us proud. Do not take anything for granted. Give your 100 per cent on the pitch to get a win today and then we wrap things up in Lagos next Tuesday,” Dare said.