The Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, has given accolades to ‘loyal’ fans that stood by the Nigeria national team who on Friday proved their worth to beat Iceland 2-0 in their second group game of the World Cup in Russia.
Mikel, who led the Super Eagles to a crucial win over their Scandinavian foes on Friday, was full of appreciation to the fans who he said contributed a great deal to the victory over the Vikings.
“Thank you to all the @NGSuperEagles fans! You carried us through to victory 🇳🇬 On to the next one! #SoarSuperEagles #NIGISL” Mikel wrote on his twitter handle after the win over Iceland.
Two goals off the boots of Ahmed Musa on Friday gave the Super Eagles a crucial win over Iceland and now puts them in pole position to qualify alongside Croatia into the Round of 16 at the 2018 World Cup.
Also, Wilfred Ndidi who was close to scoring for the Eagles on Friday said the victory over Iceland is dedicated to Nigeria’s over 180 million population.
“This is for the 180 million Nigerians 🇳🇬🙏🏻 #FIFAWorldCup2018Russia” he wrote on his Twitter page.
John Ogu also joined his colleagues to dedicate Friday’s sweet win over Iceland to the fans.
“This Win is for all Nigerians. Our Focus now is against Argentina. Thank you for your prayers . Naija all the way 🇳🇬🇳🇬👊🏼👊🏼”
For Shehu Abdullahi, he described the win over Iceland as a morale booster.
He wrote on his twitter handle, “Big win for us, morale booster. This victory is for you all, thanks for the amazing support. One more game to sail through the group stage hurdle. Excited for @Ahmedmusa718 and the entire group. Let’s savour the moment & rejoice. #SoarSuperEagles.”
Big win for us, morale booster. This victory is for you all, thanks for the amazing support. One more game to sail through the group stage hurdle. Excited for @Ahmedmusa718 and the entire group. Let's savour the moment & rejoice. #SoarSuperEagles #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/cUCGGSujf9
— Shehu Abdullahi (@OfficialShehu) June 22, 2018
The main man for the day and record breaker, Ahmed Musa, did not have much to say than to thank God.
He simply wrote: ‘Alhamdulillah’
— AhmedMusa718 (@Ahmedmusa718) June 22, 2018
Qualification for the quarter final is not yet assured for the Super Eagles as they must at least avoid defeat in their June 26th final group game against Argentina.
On their part, Lionel Messi and his national teammates will need at least a win to stand any chance of progressing in Russia.