A prominent man of God, Primate Elijah Babatunde Ayodele of the Inri Evangelical Spiritual Church Lagos has prophesied that Nigeria will beat Cameroon in the World Cup qualifying match on September 1, in Uyo.
Ayodele, who was speaking during a courtesy visit to his church by a team of editors of the South West region, said Nigeria will trash Cameroon, emphasizing that “it is a done deal.”
In his word, “Nigeria should be prayerful, watchful and you know that Nigeria can beat Cameroon if they are very serious. Nigeria must be at the World Cup. They must be at the African Nations Cup. They must come to people like us for prayer.”
He extolled the ingenuity of Prsident General of the Nigeria Football supporters Club, Dr. Rafiu Oladipo, for doing fantastic job. “He came and I told him. Nigeria must beat Cameroon. It is a must”.
Ayodele noted that the game will be won not because of the exceptional ingenuity of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick, but for the teaming Nigerians who are lovers of football “Pinnick is not doing the right thing. I don’t want to look at Pinnick’s mismanagement of leadership. It is not because of Pinnick, but because of the majority of Nigerians who are lovers of football, Nigeria must win. The World Cup ticket is a must. The Nations Cup is a must for Nigeria also”
Super Eagles Captain, Mikel Obi Talks Tough Ahead Of Friday Clash With Cameroon
While speaking in an exclusive interview, Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, who is making a return to the squad, stated that victory against Cameroon in Uyo on Friday, would go a long way in the team’s qualification for next year’s World Cup in Russia.
The Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital will on Friday, host a football match between the Super Eagles and the Indomitable Lions, and the Eagles will also travel to Yaounde for the reverse fixture on Monday.
Mikel, who admitted that they had a tough game against the African champions, expressed optimism that they would soar above the Lions on match day. “These three points will go a long way in our qualifying campaign. We have got a very good team. We have got a very young team with a lot of quality.
“We are on top of the table on six points and we want to win. Cameroon also wants to win, so it’s really going to be a do-or-die affair. We are looking forward to the game and we want to make sure we qualify and hopefully, we will do that. We need to make sure we qualify first. There is a big task ahead of us”
Meanwhile, Chelsea star Victor Moses alongside Leon Balogun, Moses Simon, Uche Agbo and Hapoel Be’er Sheva duo John Ogu and Anthony Nwakaeme arrived the camp of the Super Eagles in Uyo on Tuesday, ahead of the crucial tie.
The six players joined Mikel, Ogenyi Onazi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Kelechi Iheanacho, William Troost-Ekong, Ahmed Musa, Chidozie Awaziem, Ola Aina, Daniel Akpeyi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Mikel Agu, Odion Ighalo, Wilfred Ndidi, Dele Alampasu, Elderson Echiejile and Tyronne Ebuehi, who arrived Uyo on Monday.