Former France international and Manchester United defender, Patrice Evra, has revealed why he wants Nigeria to qualify for the FIFA World Cup playoff against their achy-rival Ghana.
Naija News reports that the Super Eagles will take on Black Stars by 6pm in Abuja, in the return leg of the playoff which ended in a goalless draw in Kumasi last week Friday.
In an interview on Arise News on Tuesday, Evra said he tipped Nigeria to qualify for the World Cup because the Super Eagles of Nigeria is the most exciting African team.
Evra, who is on a visit to Nigeria, stated that he wants the Super Eagles to return to where they belong and urged Nigerians to fully support the Super Eagles during the match.
He said, “To answer your question about Nigeria and Ghana, I am for both. But Nigeria, I remember when I was a kid and people were playing video game, (I watched) J.J. Okocha, Kanu (Nnwako) and Rashidi Yekini. I am more like old school so Nigeria is always the most exciting African team.
“That is why the new generation (of players) have a big responsibility because we want Super Eagles to be back to where they belong. So my prayer is for Ghana, but common Nigeria!
“It was a tough first leg but Nigeria playing at home, that is where they need all your support, all love and I think Nigeria can do something.”
Speaking on his visit to Nigeria, Evra, who was seen playing chess with youths under the Oshodi bridge in Lagos, said he was in the country to discover untapped talents.
The former Man United defender added that he came to Nigeria to see how he can partner with civil society groups in the fight against mental health, violence against children and gender inequality.