Tanzania will fall – Ajiboye

Despite nature induced 24-hour postponement of the decisive London 2012 Olympic Games qualifier between Nigeria’s Dream Team V team and their Tanzanian Vijana Stars billed for the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium, Benin City, Nigeria’s Goalkeeper, Dele Ajiboye is insistent that he will puncture any move at goal by the East Africans.

The crucial tie scheduled for Saturday failed to hold due to heavy downpour in Benin City which rendered the pitch unplayable hence the decision of the match officials to push the encounter forward by 24-hour.

The visitors will go into Sunday’s game with a one goal advantage from the first leg a fortnight ago in Dar-es-Salaam making the tie a must win for the Nigerians expected to get at least two goals to continue in the journey to the London games.

Ajiboye who got beaten in the Dar-es-Salaam battle told shortly after the game was called off that he has taken it upon himself to stop the Tanzanians from causing any havoc on the Nigerian campaigners.

“They have done their own scoring in Dar-es-Salaam it will be our turn to score, not only scoring but qualifying for the next round of the qualifier.

“I know a lot is expected of me, I have already made a vow not to concede any goal to the visitors, it is an oath to fatherland and I will be faithful to it.”

Ajiboye, who plies his trade in the Spanish third division with Pontevedra assured that his teammates are not deterred by the downpour but are roaring to feast on the Tanzanians as instructed by their coaches.

“Everything is okay with us; we are in good shape and ready to feast on the Tanzanians, the rain just gave them a breather but by tomorrow the full weight of defeat will be upon them. It will come in torrent.

“We are not under any illusion that the Tanzanians are here for site seeing, we will take them on squarely and victory will be ours,” he said.


Written by Israel Saria

For the last 20 years I have been working as a football pundit. This experience has provided me with a very useful insight into football and the opportunity to carry out extensive research into the game including its players, the stadiums, the rules and tactics and I have also been grateful to meet a wide range of people connected to football in the UK, Tanzania, Germany .....

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