Saturday, November 14, 2009
Nigeria is Going to the World Cup!!!!
It’s true!!!!! And just when we thought all hopes were lost for the Nigerian Super Eagles to play in the first World Cup on African soil. It was a long shot, but we’re thrilled that both things that HAD to happen DID! We beat Kenya 3-2 today and watched as Mozambique handed highly ranked Tunisia a loss.
Nigeria qualified for the World Cup in 1994, 1998, and 2002, but what makes this win so sweet is that it’ll be in "nearby" Capetown, South Africa. It's only fitting the the most populated African country will be there to represent. You can keep up-to-date at http://www.fifa.com/worldcup.
(Read my blog post, Soccer--The Unifier, on September 7 when Mark and I watched a game from the Faith Alive guesthouse.)