Ogenyi Onazi encourages Nigerians to continue in their prayer for the Super Eagles ahead of the make-or-mar clashes away to Congo and at home to South Africa, as the race to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) draws to a close.
Most of the foreign professionals invited for the last two matches of the 2015 Afcon qualifiers are expected in the side’s Abuja camp on Monday morning.
The Lazio midfielder, who was expected in Nigeria last night, urged football-loving countrymen to join hands and pray for success.
“Once I arrive Nigeria, I will go to my father in the Lord (General Overseer of SCOAN, Prophet TB Joshua) to pray with me, because I want the Nations Cup ticket and I know we can win in Congo,” Onazi said. “We must also cooperate and forget past differences to achieve our aim.”
The Eagles will play their penultimate qualifier in Point Noire on Saturday, 15 November, before hosting South Africa in Uyo four days later.
Meanwhile, Enyimba International midfielder Kingsley Sokari has earned his call-up to Nigeria’s 25-man squad following his impressive performance in a friendly match against Ghana last weekend.
Sokari’s inclusion now increases the numbers of Glo Premier League footballers in camp to eight, alongside goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim, Warri Wolves skipper and striker, Azubuike Egwuekwe and Gbolahan Salami respectively, Sunshine Star’s Solomon Kwambe, Dolphins hotshot Emem Eduok, Nasarawa United’s Tony Edjomari, Enugu Rangers’ Christian Osaguona Ighodalo.