Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has proved that he is a great asset to the Super Eagles in all the three matches they played to get a chance in the second round against France today at the Estadio Nacional de Brasilia.
Today again, his heroics are expected to see Nigeria move into the quarter finals if they overcome the firepower of a France attack that is hinged on Karim Benzema. On paper many rate the Super Eagles as the under-dogs of this match, Enyeama has boldly told everyone that the Nigerian team fears nobody in this World Cup and France cannot be an exception.
After overcoming the pecuniary problem that dimmed the Black Stars of Ghana and made the once-dreaded Indomitable Lions of Cameroon to become easy preys, the Eagles have promised not to go the way of their African brothers. Many say that the Nigerian team perform better under difficult times.
“We fear nobody,” the 31-year-old with magnetic gloves said. “We have a culture for football. It’s our way of life. To be honest, we have great confidence in ourselves. We respect the French team but we are not afraid of any team in this competition”, he sounded.
The burning enthusiasm to add the Les Blues of France to their list of victims is so overwhelming.
Captain and record bearer of the Eagles, Joseph Yobo who guns for his 10oth cap for Nigeria was as emphatic as Enyeama when he told his team mates that they have nothing to fear when they play France today.
“We’ve just played against the best forward in the world(Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, Aguero), so we’re ready to measure ourselves against anybody. I don’t see what we should be afraid of. I believe in this team, and I think we can do it”.
Yobo said that the Eagles have very good players who can match up to what the French think they have. ‘’We have one of the best goalkeepers in the World in Enyeama. We have Musa, Emenike, Mikel, Onazi and many others. We are a good team and we are going to show it to the rest of the World tomorrow (today) in Brasilia”, he said.