President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday charged the Super Eagles to make the country proud at the 2018 FIFA World Cup starting on June 14 in Russia.
Buhari spoke while receiving the team at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja.
He said: “We look up to you to make us proud.”
Noting that Super Eagles is one of the least experienced teams in the tournament, the President urged the players to take advantage of Nigerians’ support.
Buhari reminded the players they carry the emotions of 180 million Nigerians each time they go out to the pitch to play.
According to him, nothing unites Nigeria more than football.
The Captain of the team, Mikel Obi, said: “All we have to do now is to go out there and make the country proud and come back with the trophy.”