Captain Ahmed Musa who led Super Eagles to a 2-1 victory against Cape Verde on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021, has described Mr. Allen Onyema’s unity speech as a boost to their victory
Captain Ahmed Musa also revealed that the players were one goal down, stating, they remembered the unity speech, their moral was busted and then became more determined to win the game
The Nigeria Captain said that it was good that Onyema fulfilled his promise of N20 million reward to the team, but they were pushed to their determination into winning the match for Nigeria based on Onyema’s speech, onboard of the Embraer 195-E2 aircraft at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, when the team was departing for the match.
However, Musa disclosed that Football is one of the key factors that bring Nigerians together.
The Captain stated that the Air Peace Chairman charged the players to play for Nigeria’s unity.
He added that Onyema reminded them to play in one accord and forget their differences, tribes, religions and identify with their country while on the pitch.
The Nigeria Captain adduced that Mr Allen’s faith in the national team had made them to put more effort, stating it was as fate put on their young shoulders to using their talent to rebuild that patriotic zeal, that passion that made Nigeria one.
Captain Ahmed Musa said that Mr Onyema had granted the team to fly the Air Peace brand new E195-E2 aircraft, notwithstanding the Captain had enjoyed the flight and thanked Onyema for his kind gesture.
Onyema said that, having charged the players to victory in Cape Verde was God’s work adding that, they are not only going to play football match, but also going to carry the aspirations and the hope of a nation that is almost in distress.
Mr. Allen described Football as a unifying factor in our country, that is why they decided to key in to associate with them at this period in time because they want to restore hope to our nation.
On congratulating the players on the second win in their World Cup qualifiers campaign, he charged them to also emerge victorious in their subsequent games.
While expressing his delight on the Eagles victory, Onyema added that believing in the capabilities and having faith in Super Eagles should be everybody’s priority.
In his remarks, Mr Allen Onyeama disclosed his happiness, adding that the national team had fulfilled their promise to the nation.
The Air Peace Boss described them as Soldiers carrying the aspirations of Nigerians on their young shoulders.
Furthermore he beamed that when they were one-zero down, everybody was panicking, everybody was praying, but the players responded back like lions and won the match.
However, there were celebrations all over the country- North, South, East and West to mark the victory
The nationalist implored the team to keep up the winning streak and continue uniting Nigerians with their pitch exploits.
It was said that Air Peace believes in the team and will continually support them to take Nigerian football to greater heights.