Players of the home-based Super Eagles are confident of victory against their more illustrious opponents, Mexico in the international friendly this weekend in the USA.
Already a delegation of 23 players, technical crew and backroom staff departed the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport yesterday for the venue of the match.
In a chat with Daily Trust, Enyimba’s number one goalkeeper, John Noble said the NPFL stars are prepared to prove their doubters wrong by defeating the CONCACAF champions.
“Looking at the ongoing EURO 2020, the matches have given me the belief that football games can be won by any team regardless of the pedigree of the teams.
“Like now, everyone is looking down on us but we are going to prove them wrong and defeat Mexico.
“We know the task ahead and what is involved. We play in the local league and we owe the country. We are going to represent our country well as well as ourselves and family,” he said.
In the same vein, Rivers United striker, Sunday Adetunji said this is a chance to prove to everyone that they are good for the ‘A’ team.
“I feel great because it is a great opportunity for me and the other guys as well. It is our aim to play in the main Super Eagles and this is our chance to prove our worth,” he said.
It can be recalled that Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr recently incurred the wrath of the Minister of Sports, Sunday dare when he said the home-based players are not good enough to win against Mexico.