Former Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Senator Goodwill Akpabio is excited with the performance of Super Eagles of Nigeria, even as he revealed what happened to him in Volgograd arena, where super eagles recorded their first Group D victory at the ongoing Russia 2018 FIFA world.
Gongnews.net caught up with the distinguished senator of the federal republic of Nigeria at Volgograd international airport as he was leaving for another city in Russia, Moscow.
"I feel very excited witnessing the first victory of super eagles in Russia. although the first half was flooded with errors coming back from the first half Recess I saw a new super eagles who were more purposeful to make Nigeria proud as good ambassadors" says Akpabio
Akpabio also revealed that he was so enthralled by the goals that he fell off his seat.
" Out of excitement, I actually fell on the floor and I had to be supported back to my feet immediately I knew the two goals from Ahmed Musa were enough for us to keep our hope alive in the quest to qualify for the next stage of this prestigious tourney" Akpabio Articulated
Goodwill Akpabio who is the Senate minority leader further described super eagles as Spartans due to massive support gathered by Iceland fans, at Volgograd arena.
" We were playing against over 47,000 people and not 11 players from Iceland, but the entirety of Iceland as a country is very small and that somehow prompted their moves into Volgograd Arena to show uncommon support for their players as the country is not far from Russia.
"Despite that the Eagle's commitment level was high, It would have been an easier for Iceland to truncate it. I believed one goal would keep the Iceland fans quite even as Nigeria extended it to two goals.
" Africa is obviously elevated so also the spirit of Nigerians will rise with the great performance of our darling team Super Eagles, as I even lost my voice due to the uncommon victory" Akpabio disclosed
Earlier before the match against Iceland Senate president Bukola Saraki, Senator Goodwill Akpabio and some selected Distinguished Senators of The Republic of Nigeria, who were invited by Russia Parliament / Council of Russian Federation, on a parliamentary mission ( inter-parliamentary visit) used the opportunity to visit the super eagles camp, in Volgograd to give them moral supports as patriotic Citizens even as they joined other spectators to witness eagles victory over Iceland.
The super eagles of Nigeria are placed 2nd in group D below Croatia as Iceland and Argentina are 3rd and 4th respectively going into the last group matches of Russia 2018 World Cup.
By Aro Olaoluwa