Adebutu, who was full of praises for the Super Eagles for their
determination, professionalism and commitment throughout the qualifying
campaign, said: “I congratulate the Super Eagles for overhauling the
so–called ‘Group of Death’ even with a game to spare.”
He urged the team not to rest on its oars, but to prepare hard to be
worthy ambassadors of Nigeria and Africa at the FIFA World Cup finals in
Russia next year summer.
Meanwhile, defender Ola Aina, who played at junior level for England
but opted to represent fatherland at senior level, and was handed his
Nigerian debut on Saturday is celebrating his birthday today.
Aina, who was cleared by FIFA to dorn the green-and-white just before
the away match against Cameroon in Yaounde last month, got his
opportunity after left back Elderson Echiejile got injured in the 79th
“He did pretty well. He tackles well, joins the attack, has the heart
for the big game and very calculating,” Rohr praised Aina at the post