Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Sports, Deji Tinubu, has termed the crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying clash with Zambia on Saturday as a huge game for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Deji Tinubu, a former Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) executive committee member, made this known in an interview with busybuddiesng.com. He also pointed out that the team did better than expected in their last two games against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon and hope that the players would carry on that mentality into the clash against the Chipolopolo of Zambia.
In his words, he said:
“Huge, huge but the good thing about it is over the last two matches especially or rather the games against Cameroon, we did a lot better than we expected so we hope that, that mentality follows through. And then we got the result we wanted against them so I’m confident we can get the result we want against Zambia.”
The Lagos State Governor aide also spoke about the recent hot topic of Nigerian-born players born and bred abroad. He said it shouldn’t be a do or die affair for Nigerian kids born and bred abroad to be invited into the National team explaining that we’ve got great talents been trained here. But he went further to say if a person of exceptional talent wants to play for Nigeria then he should be allowed to play but if he doesn’t want to play then so be it and the matter shouldn’t be forced.
Deji Tinubu, while speaking on the matter, said:
“We are raising ours here. If the person in question is of unbelievable talent then why not but it shouldn’t be a do or die affair and if he really wants to play for the country let him play for the country let’s not force it and if he doesn’t want to play for the country so be it we’ve got enough talent here.”