Brazilians in Salvador have pledged to cheer Nigeria’s Dream Team against Denmark today in one of the quarter-final fixtures of the men’s football event for the Rio Olympics.
Nigeria was group B winner, while Denmark finished as runner up to Brazil in group A.
“We will see Nigeria through, they deserve to play in the semi-final,” Hazaratus Lima dos Jairi, a bar tender said on Friday.
Jairi said he had hundreds of Nigeria’s flags he would be distributing to his customers.
Fernandes Edinson who teaches English language in Salvador Finishing School, said he was sure Nigeria would command the larger crowd at the Fonte Nova Arena, Salvador.
“They are just like some of us, the Nigerians. They can entertain, they can score and they are jolly fellows. I am here to talk people into believing in Nigeria.”
However, Danish Marc Helztork said he knew Nigeria would be widely supported but his side would win the game.
“We were beaten 4-0 by Brazil three davys ago, it is a problem for Nigeria. We don’t lose two matches in a week. I am sure Nigeria will fall.”