Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia attacker, Ahmed Musa has added his voice in support of the ongoing fund raising campaign by Nigeria’s Special Eagles, to enable them participate in this year’s Amputee Football World Cup.
Although Musa led the way in ensuring the Super Eagles contributed over N6m to the team before Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo last weekend, the stand-in captain has now gone ahead to call on all soccer loving people across the country to give more to the amputees.
Footballlive.ng reports that the Amputee Eagles are drawn in the same group with Brazil, Russia and El Salvador, but the team are cash-strapped and hampered in their plans to fly out for the competition in Mexico.
After missing the past two editions due to similar constraints, the squad cannot afford to miss out this time, as they would be suspended by the global body, and Musa says more Nigerians should support them.
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Pinnnick promised the team N2.5m and an additional $5, 000 for their efforts of travelling out early, in order not to miss their opening game against Brazil.
Aside joining his team mates to contribute handsomely to the amputee team, Musa has now urged other Nigerians to give in various formats.
Musa added: “We know the condition of the country now but I am going to call on everyone who has the passion for the sport to support them with any amount.
“Apart from that, we also all have to give them all the support that they need. We can also pray for them and wish them the best of luck.”