Africa will again drop the colonial boundaries and other differences but collectively throw all their support to the Nigerian Eagles as they take on the Icelanders.
The match is scheduled for 18hrs Friday.
The pronunciation of the Icelandic names is tough but the announcer in the stadium does his job excellently.
last encounter of Iceland and Nigeria,was in 1981 in Iceland ending 3-0. During this encounter, the weather was not fair;
According to the Icelandic Dagbladet, “The worst weather in the 35-year history of the Icelandic national team, witnessed by the fewest spectators in Reykjavik.”
However, the circumstances will be quite different today in Volgograd. The weather forecast when the game starts is a clear sky and 31 degrees celsius.
With high expectations in this game, Nigeria’s Oghenekaro Etebo says; “We don’t lack goalscorers. We scored in the World Cup qualifiers – not just in our home games but also away – otherwise we wouldn’t be here. We didn’t do well in the first game but that’s in the past now. All we do now is visualise the game against Iceland and we believe in our abilities.”
Later tonight as always set at 21hrs, football fans around the world will be treated to a great performance Serbia vs Switzerland screened live from Russia.