Deputy President of the Senate , Ike Ekweremadu , has urged Nigerians not to give up on Super Eagles after their Saturday loss to Croatia in ongoing World Cup competition in Russia.
Ekweremadu made the call in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr Uche Anichukwu, on Sunday in Abuja.
The Eagles went down 0 – 2 in their first match in Group D , which also has Argentina and Iceland .
The deputy president of the Senate expressed optimism that the team would get better as the tournament progressed .
“No doubt the team made costly mistakes and Nigeria is in a tight corner after the loss to Croatia.
“However , I am sure that the players and coaching crew have picked some lessons.
“The technical crew might have to rethink the team’ s formation .
“Maybe, also , we stand to gain more from the players in their natural wings .
“I am an optimist. It is not over yet for the Super Eagles in Russia , especially given their traditional resilient spirit .
“I have no doubt also that they understand that they bear the expectations and hopes of over 180 million people on their shoulders.
“But, we owe them total support and prayers , ” he said.
The Super Eagles will meet Iceland on Friday in their next group game.
Iceland had played a one- all draw with Argentina in their opening encounter, leaving Nigeria at the bottom of the group at the moment .