Sunday Dare, Nigeria’s Minister for Youths and Sports, has called on the Super Eagles to go for glory in the forthcoming October 13th international friendly match between Nigeria and Brazil.
Speaking in Abuja at the weekend, Dare said though the match is friendly, it should be used to expose the strengths and weaknesses of the team ahead of future competitive matches.
He opined that matches involving the Super Eagles should be given adequate attention by coach Gernot Rohr-led technical crew, adding that top Grade A international friendly matches against teams like Brazil would boost the team’s status in the monthly rankings by the world football governing body, FIFA.
“I look forward to a very entertaining and interesting match,” declared Dare. “Brazil, as we all know, is among the top five best footballing nations in the world and Nigeria is known in Africa.
“I think the Super Eagles have ego to play for even though it’s a friendly game.
“Brazil and Nigeria will be world attraction because the two nations are good in the round leather game with arrays of professional players plying their trade outside their domestic leagues,” he noted.
Meanwhile, the Minister refused to predict the outcome of the match, adding that the Super Eagles with talents at the disposal of Coach Rohr should give Brazil a run for their money.
He expressed readiness to grace the match venue for the international friendly in Singapore, saying it would afford him the opportunity to meet and interact with the senior national team players for the first time since he assumed office.
Eagles coach Rohr last week invited a strong 23-man squad for the glamour tie, with Wilfred Ndidi and rave of the moment, Ramon Azeez making a return to the side.