Although the President had before the opening game against Croatia called the players to wish them well, arrangements had been concluded to call the players again to boost their morale ahead of the Iceland tie.
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), First Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi disclosed this in St. Petersburg, noting that the team has enough motivation ahead of the game.
“The President had called them before the opening match and will still speak with them again before the match against Iceland.
“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.