Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday speak with the Super Eagles players to motivate them for the crucial second group D game against Iceland in Volgograd, Russia.
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), First Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi disclosed that before the opening game against Croatia, the President called the players to wish them well.
Akinwunmi also revealed arrangements have been concluded to have the President call the players again to boost their morale ahead of the Iceland tie.
“The Minister of Sports is also here with the ambassador. All these things are ways of motivating players. I don’t think that they are lacking in motivation.
“We have addressed the issue of social media and we have tasked them to remain focused and not to react to anything they see from Nigerians on Social Media. If he did err, I am sure we will address that,” he said.