US-based Nigerians honour Eagles with trophy

It was party time at the PPL Stadium in Philadelphia, USA, after the goalless draw against Greece in a ‘Road To Brazil’ friendly as Nigerians in the United States  under the aegis ‘Ikemba Organisation USA’ rolled out the drums for the national team, the Super Eagles.
Nigerians in their hundreds turned out to party with the national team and wishing the team the best of luck when they go to Brazil for the World Cup. The occasion was attended by the deputy consul-general of the Nigerian Embassy in New York, Mr. U.J.  Inyang.
Inyang praised the Eagles for swift qualification for the World Cup Finals, believing that with the caliber of players he saw in the friendly against Greece, the team would excel in Brazil.

The leader of the group, Okechukwu Onyeizu, said they were motivated to organize the event because of the heroics of the national team in recent times. He said he was sure that the national team would make a statement in Brazil during the World Cup Finals and called for support from all Nigerians all over the world.

After receiving a trophy from the team, Super Eagles’ head coach, Stephen Keshi, invited skipper Joseph Yobo to address the gathering.
Addressing the audience, Yobo said he was delighted to be part of the current all-conquering Super Eagles, which he attributed to the support the team had received from the Alhaji Aminu Maigari-led Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
“The assurance I want to give is that I and my teammates will not disappoint come Brazil 2014”, he said amidst thunderous ovation.
The event was packaged by Mr. Innocent Onwubiko for Ikemba USA.