Russia 2018: Akande drum support for Super Eagles
…as Oyo SWAN boss, Niyi Alebiosu, gets applause
Oyo state governorship aspirant, Professor Adeolu Akande, has drummed up support for the country’s national team, the Super Eagles, ahead of the forthcoming World Cup in Russia saying Nigerians should support the team.
Speaking with journalists on Saturday during the visit of the Chairman, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Oyo state chapter Mr Niyi Alebiosu and some members at his Samonda residence.
The governorship hopeful while eulogising the effort of the head coach of the team Gernort Rohr believed that with support form all Nigerians, the team will do well at the mundial.
Akande, former Chief of Staff to the governor of Oyo state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, further hinted that he has been monitoring the progress of the team since the coach took over saying the team is progressing and they are team of the future which need the total support of all Nigerians.
“For our national team to excel we all have to support the team with all means and I see the team making us proud in Russia. The team has done well so far so good and with the level of the friendly matches played so far, the team has not done badly and I don’t want them to be judged by the loss to Serbia, but the competition proper, so with our collective support and words of encouragement, Super Eagles will fly high in Russia” he said.
Speaking further, the aspirant who promised to support the state SWAN in his capacity commended the leadership of the association in the state for rebranding the association and urged them to ensure they do more.
The chairman, Niyi Alebiosu, while responding thanked him for the honour of hosting the team despite his tight and busy schedule and pray for God to grant his wishes.
“I want to thank you on behalf of all members of the association. Despite the short notice, we really appreciate this and wish you the very best of luck as you promised to support us and we, in SWAN, promised to maintain the integrity and promote sport positively in the state and beyond, Alebiosu said.