By: AYO OJEDOKUN Lagos
As part of it’s efforts to give the Super Eagles total support that will propel them to victory at the Russia 2018 World Cup, Nigeria Football Supporters Club has unveiled a new song for the national team.
Titled ” Super Eagles Give us Victory”, and composed by one of the country’s music maestro, Chris Mlba, it is intended to provide aspiration and motivation to the team as they prepare to face the rest of the World in Russia.
Unveiling the song Saturday at the Federal Palace Hotel ,Lagos Director General of National Council For Arts and Culture Otumba Olusegun Rosewe who was represented by Allhaji Nasiru Kaka commended the club for the initiative ,hoping that the song will motivate the team to go for victory as they engage other teams in Russia.
‘ I must have to commend members of the Supporters Club for their unrelenting efforts at supporting the national teams with their songs, drums and trumpets. Their decision to launch a team song for the national team is commendable and I hope that as the song is being played in Russia, it will bring out the best in the players”, he noted.
Permanent Secretary Ministry of Youth and Sports, Adesola Olusade in his speech at the ceremony expressed happiness that the club will be going to Russia as a united family courtesy of the peace moves initiated by the Ministry , promising that the peace achieved would be sustained.
The Permanent Secretary while commending the club for it’s steadfastness in supporting the national teams, expressed confidence that the song with it’s inspiring and soul searching lyrics will propel the Super Eagles to victory.
Earlier in his speech, President General of the club Dr. Rafiu Ladipo reminded Nigerians that the producer.of the music, Chris Mba has been in the front line to inspire the Super Eagles through his musical gift since France 98 World Cup and the club partnered with him to produce the song as their little contribution towards a successful outing of the Super Eagles at the Mundial.