Yesterday, Nigerians turned out powerfully for the first Nigerian Match at the FIFA world Cup 2018. I am so proud to be a Nigerian to be part of a country that has so many patriotic citizens.
There was a high level of representation from Nigerians all over the world. All those who represented the country in Russia, those who stayed home, those who went out with friends to see the match.
Nigerians in Russia
Tony Elemelu, Osita Iheme, Paul Rudeboy, Simi
The support was massive on social media as various Nigerians were stylishly dressed in the the new jersey produced by Nike in collaboration with the Nigerian Football Federation.
The unique creative jersey was sold out in the first day, thus so many replicas were further produced and Nigerians definitely purchased the jerseys in support of the country’s team.
Green and white was the order of the day.
According to Mark Twain “patriotism is loyalty to ones country all the time…” True loyalty was definitely shown by Nigerians.
The loss of the game to Croatia was sad and disappointing to the nation but then we can only hope and believe that there would be a change in the games we have left.
Patriotism means to stand by your country both when it wins and when it falls.
Let’s keep slaying in green and white in support of the Nigerian Football team at the FIFA world Cup 2018.