The confidence of Super Eagles fans in their national team has shot up the roof in recent times according to former International Patrick Pascal who also happens to be the team Coordinator. Having failed to qualify for back-to-back Afcon culminating in the Super Eagles languishing in the 50’s in the FIFA ratings, Nigeria qualified for the 2019 Afcon where powerhouses Cameroon, South African and Tunisia were quite literarily blown away en route finishing as the 3rd best team in the continent. As if that was now enough, Rohr-tutored Super Eagles were close to recording famous wins against global heavyweights Ukraine and Brazil in recent friendlies only to allow early leads slip away to record draws (which in themselves were still impressive). Speaking ahead of November’s Afcon 2021 qualifiers, Pascal said: “If you look at the main Super Eagles, people now have confidence watching the team and we have set of young players doing well for their various club sides. These sets of players in the team are hungry for success and now endeared themselves to hearts of Nigerians. (We expect) nothing short of victory against Benin and Lesotho in November.” He stated.
Patrick Pascal played for the Super Eagles in the 1990s.