Captain of Nigeria’s Special Eagles, Sarafadeen Oyeleke, says the national amputee will not be intimidated by their Angolan counterparts at the ongoing Cup of African Nations for Amputee Football (CANAF).
Oyeleke, said surprises could spring up in the forthcoming match with the Angolan team which is the strongest amputee team in the world.
The Angolan team won the 2018 World Cup in Mexico.
“The match between Angola and our team won’t be easy one for both teams because they can’t predict us and we can’t predict them.
“Any outcome from the game does not really matter because we have already secured a place in the semi-finals.
“All our matches with the Angolan team always end up in draw, but we hope we can do better in the next match with the team,” he said.
He appealed to Nigerians to keep praying for the team to bring the Cup home.
Also, the President of Nigeria Amputee Football Federation (NAFF), Isah Suleiman, said that the team had been impressive in all their matches.
He added that the training the team had gone through had played out in all their matches.
“We have not rested since we arrived in Angola, everyday we must play a match.
“The boys are doing very well and tomorrow (today) is our last group match.
“Angola is the world champion and we really need to do our best when we meet with the team,” he said.