Super Eagles earned Russians’ respect with Argentina win - FCNaija
World Cup 2018 By: Lolade Adewuyi | 18/03/2018
Eteng Okri, a Nigerian engineer, has been living in Krasnodar for more than six years. Having completed his first degree in Oil and Gas Engineering two years ago, the young man is now working as well as studying for his Master’s degree. He watched the Super Eagles defeat Argentina in Krasnodar in an international friendly match last November. In this interview with FCNaija.com, Okri speaks to Lolade Adewuyi about the expectations of the Nigerian community in Russia ahead of the World Cup. How are you preparing for the World Cup?We know that one of the biggest events in all of sport is approaching quickly and it is joyful when your country is participating and you are there physically to support them. For me, I will say I am very opportune to be in Russia during this period and this will be the first World Cup I will be experiencing. To be sincere, I am 100 percent ready to go out there and support the Super Eagles.What is the feeling around the Nigerian community in Russia about Nigeria’s participation?The Nigerian community in Russia was excited when we qualified for the World Cup and when they knew the Super Eagles will be coming again to Russia. As I am talking right now all the Nigerians and even our African brothers and sisters are eager to go out and support the Super Eagles.Which Nigerian players are you looking forward to seeing at the World Cup and why? Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel - they are my favourite, talented players in the squad with great skills on the pitch.
You watched Nigeria defeat Argentina in Krasnodar, how was the experience and what are you expecting during the World Cup?