Egwuekwe wants Nigerians' prayers ahead of Ethiopia game

The Super Eagles centre back has urged the nation to pray for the senior national team as they confront the Walya Antelopes on Saturday in Calabar

Warri Wolves' defender Azubuike Egwuekwe has called on Nigerians to pray for the Super Eagles as they face the Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia on Saturday in a 2014 World Cup qualifier at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar.

The Eagles are ahead by 2-1 courtesy of an away win in Addis Ababa but Egwuekwe who also played in the first leg tie has beckoned on Nigerians to seek God's eye in their behalf as they search for the country's fifth participation in the World Cup finals.

He also admonished his team mates not to allow the celebration of the first leg to affect their game against the Ethiopians in Calabar.

"I will call on Nigerians to support us in their prayers for us to beat the Ethiopians in Calabar. We have done our own as players but we need God's favour to get a favourable result," Egwuekwe told Goal