Senator Akpabio Reveals How He Somersaulted After Musa’s Goal

By Ikenga Chronicles June 23, 2018

Senator Akpabio Reveals How He Somersaulted After Musa’s Goal

Former Governor of Akwa ibom state, Senator Goodwill Akpabio, who is also the Nigeria Senate Minority Leader, said he somersaulted as a result of the excitement from Super Eagles goals against Iceland on Friday evening.

Nigeria recorded their first Group D victory at the ongoing Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup, all thanks to a brace from Ahmed Musa.

Akapbio who is more known for Scrabble which he has been its biggest sponsor in Africa and building the nation’s most modern stadium, the Nest of Champions, was a member of the Senate delegation that had a working visit to the Russian parliament and also watched the national team live.

www.gongnews.net caught up with the distinguished Senator at the Volgograd international airport as he was leaving for another city in Russia, Moscow.

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He said, “I feel very excited witnessing the first victory of the Super Eagles in Russia. Although, the first half was flooded with errors but coming back from the first half recess, I saw a new and recharged Super Eagles who were more purposeful to make Nigeria proud as good ambassadors.

Akpabio added “of course, out of excitement, I actually fell on the floor. I had to be supported back to my feet. Immediately I knew the two goals from Ahmed Musa were enough for us to keep our hope alive in the quest to qualify for the next stage of this prestigious tourney.”

Godswill Akpabio who is the Senate minority leader further described the Super Eagles as spartans due to the massive support gathered by Iceland fans, at the Volgograd arena.

The lawyer turned law maker added “it feels so worthy but saddening in the stadium as we were playing against over 47,000 people and not the 11 players from Iceland, but the entirety of Iceland as a country is very small, that somehow prompted their moves into Volgograd arena to show uncommon support for their players as the country is not far from Russia.

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“Despite that, the Super Eagles’ commitment level was on the high side for Iceland to truncate. I believe one goal would have kept the Iceland fans quiet even as the Eagles extended it to two goals, and Africa was obviously elevated …I even lost my voice due to the uncommon victory” Akpabio disclosed

Earlier before the match against Iceland, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Senator Goodwill Akpabio and some selected Distinguished Senators were invited by the Russian Parliament/Council of Russian federation, on a parliamentary mission (inter parliamentary visit).

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That afforded the parliamentarians from the Red Chambers the opportunity to visit the Super Eagles’ camp, in Volgograd to give them moral support. As patriotic citizens, they joined other spectators to witness Eagles victory over Iceland.

The Super Eagles are placed 2nd in group D, below Croatia. Iceland and Argentina are 3rd and 4th respectively going into the last group matches. Argentina will be facing Nigeria while Croatia will face Iceland to determine the top two teams that will proceed to the Round of 16.

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