Football enthusiastic, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu and Chief Whip of the 9th Senate, has asked the Super Eagles to beat the Lions of Cameroon in the decisive second round encounter of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Egypt.
Kalu, in a statement released and made available to the print and electronic media, noted that any match between Nigeria and Cameroon is always tough.
He said, “We have always had it tough in this fixture and coming this early in the Nations Cup makes it dicey because a winner must emerge.
“One big team must fall now and Eagles must be focused to come up with strong mentality and the can-do spirit of the average Nigerian.”
He recalled that Cameroon on three occasions defeated Nigeria in the final AFCON (1984, 1988 and 2000).
Kalu said that of 2000 was most painful because it happened before Nigerian home fans on February 13, 2000, at the National Stadium in Lagos State.
He added that in recent time, however, the Eagles have the edge.
The match between the Eagles and the Lions is billed to kick off in Alexandria today (Saturday) at 5 pm Nigerian time.