Major partner of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and official sponsor of the Nigerian national teams, Globacom, has said the first group match of the Super Eagles against Iran today June 16 in the ongoing FIFA World Cup is a must-win because the three points at stake in the match is vital to their campaign at the World Cup.
Globacom stated that Coach Stephen Keshi and his Eagles should focus on winning the first match against Iran in order to give the team the necessary confidence to forge ahead.
“We urge our darling Eagles to start the campaign on a high note. Victory against Iran will not only increase their chances of qualification but will make subsequent matches easier to tackle,” the company enthused.
Globacom further stated that the team should remain focused and work towards qualifying from the group, adding that, with hard work, they will exceed the quarter finals record set by African teams at the World Cup.
The leading telecommunications operator also advised Keshi led technical crew to evolve a winning formula that would put the encounter beyond Iran.
“We wish to remind the Eagles and their handlers that, as African champions, they are the cynosure of all eyes. Therefore, they cannot afford to fail the continent as well as their supporters from across the world. They should go for outright victory to put a smile on the faces of the fans,” Glo said, adding that other African countries are also encouraged to put in their best in their opening matches.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria will take on Iran 8pm Nigerian time, face Bosnia on 21 June before ending the Group F’s games with Argentina on 25 June.