As the Super Eagles of Nigeria confront national team of South Africa the Bafana Bafana in the last qualification stage of African Cup of Nations, AFCON, today, the Senate President, David Mark has told the players and technical crew of the national team that a defeat of the South African team is not an option but a must. Senator Mark who stated this yesterday during the senate plenary commended the Super Eagles for reviving the hope Nigerians have for the qualification of the national team for the 2015 AFCON to be hosted by Equatorial Guinea.
The Senate President said, “They (Super Eagles) certainly have to beat them (Bafana Bafana), we don’t have a choice and our prayers will be for them. We will give them all our support.”
He told the Chairman, Senate Committee on Sports, Senator Adamu Gumba to transmit the message to the team loud and clear that, “defeat is not an option at all in tomorrow’s (today’s) match. They must bring us victory.”
Commending the Stephen Keshi’s team for beating Congo Brazzaville 2-0 on Saturday, Senator Mark said, “May I on behalf of all of us congratulate the Super Eagles for their victory in Congo.
“Their next match is tomorrow (today). We had almost given up but somehow, I think they managed to show the light at the end of the tunnel. Very deem light at the end of the tunnel.”
He called on the prayer warriors in the senate to embark on intensive prayers to ensure that the Super Eagles defeat the Bafana Bafana.