Disturbed by the apathy of Abuja fans to live football matches at the 60,000-capacity Abuja National Stadium, Super Eagles boss Stephen Keshi has appealed to them to turn out in large numbers to cheer Nigeria to victory against Sudan on Wednesday.
Keshi who has yet to play a competitive match at the Abuja National Stadium said he has been updated with reports that Abuja fans don’t like football and that they don’t watch live matches and that is what informed his fear about playing in Abuja.
“I challenge Abuja fans to prove the doubters wrong by filling every space at the National Stadium and cheer the Super Eagles to victory against Sudan,” Keshi told Complete Sports.
“A capacity stadium will ginger the boys to raise their game and get a result. We need Abuja fans to give the kind of support that will force Sudan to succumb.
“Of course I want to win my first competitive game at the Abuja National Stadium and I want the fans to help me do that by making the kind of noise that will make the Sudanese fumble and give us the needed win.”