Super Eagles with President Goodluck Jonathan during cash rewards and national honours in Abuja.
This was disclosed in London by Sports Minister, Dr. Tammy Danagogo while addressing the players at a brief post-training session at the Craven Cottage.
Also, President of Nigeria of Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Aminu Maigari has demanded a winning mentality from the Eagles as the countdown begins for the 20th FIFA World Cup finals.
“We must take this game by the scruff, in order to develop a ‘no prisoner’ mentality. Once you have a winning mentality, it is difficult to lose, whether in a friendly or competitive match,” Maigari said after the team’s training session at Craven Cottage.
Maigari contended that beating Scotland, Greece and USA in the run-in to the finals in Brazil would imbue the players with a special attitude that would be carried on to the World Cup.
“I believe in this team and what you can do at the FIFA World Cup. The opportunity beckons for you to lift the country’s name higher than ever before and I know you have the ability and the capacity to do just that.”
Dr. Danagogo praised Coach Stephen Keshi and his assistants for the great job they continue to do on the African champions, and hailed the players for their patriotism and high sense of duty.
All 30 players on the provisional list and technical and backroom staff were present.