By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Former Super Eagles defender Sam Sodje has urged disappointed Nigerian football faithful to get behind the Super Eagles as they hope to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations despite the herculean task that the team currently face.
The Stephen Keshi side lost 1-0 against Sudan in Khartoum on Saturday, their second defeat in three games, with three more games in the qualifiers to go.
However, Sodje, who breezed into the country from his base in England, tells Completesportsnigeria.com that the momentum could swing in the way of the African champions on Wednesday but adds that the Eagles need the support of the fans now.
“The results so far have not been great really. It is a bad situation but not one that is impossible to overcome.
The Eagles need a win on Wednesday and hopefully, the other game in the group favours them.
“Keshi and the boys need the support of the team at this trying time. I believe they will turn things around but unfortunately we have to also rely on the outcome of the South Africa versus Congo game going our way to stand a chance,” Sodje states further.
The Eagles returned to the country on Sunday to a hostile reception from the fans and had to be dispersed by the soldiers stationed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The Eagles need to win ALL their remaining games and hope that South Africa defeat Congo also on Wednesday.