Bursaspor of Turkey defender, Shehu Abdullahi has sent out emotional words of appreciation to Nigerian soccer fans, as he believes the array of supporters at Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba helped the Super Eagles beat Egypt on Tuesday, footballlive.ng reports.
Taking a look back at Tuesday’s international friendly in the Delta State capital, Abdullahi recalled how the fans also stood by the Nigerian team during their last 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles at same venue on Friday.
The former Sokoto United, Kano Pillars and Anorthosiss Famagusta of Cyprus utility player said it was a good result on Tuesday, seeing them beat Egypt to end the international break on a glorious note.
He enthused that beating the AFCON 2019 hosts is symbolic way of suggesting the Nigeria will go onto do well at the continental soccer showpiece in The Land of The Pharaohs come June/July.
The former defensive midfielder, who shot to limelight as a member of the home-based Eagles’ squad that won bronze at the 2014 Championship of African Nations (CHAN) in South Africa expressed his passion on Twitter.
Shehu stated: “Tough pre-AFCON test game against Egypt, exciting for us to end the International break with a win in front of home fans in Asaba.
“We’ll be ready to compete for honour in AFCON. I love the passion of the boy in picture. Thanks for all the amazing support!”