By Victor Kanayo
Nigeria is rooting for South Africa to conquer New Zealand in the final clash of the much anticipated Rugby World Cup final in Paris, France, on Saturday night.
Speaking ahead of the cracker, President of Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF), Dr Ademola Are, who is already in France, said the support for Springboks of South Africa was borne out of continental solidarity.
Are had watched England completed their Rugby World Cup campaign with a victory after they narrowly overcame Argentina in the third-place play-off in Paris 26-23.
He commended the organisation of arguably the biggest sporting showpiece in the world, adding, “I am rooting for Springboks no doubt but they have also been most technical and tactically sound team at this tournament not minding how close their results have been in the quarter and semi-final.
“The Springboks have brought to bear the indefatigable African spirit, the way and manner they have conducted themselves so far at this tournament, I am rooting for them.”
Another Historic Outing
The final match between South Africa and New Zealand will happen in France by 8pm West Africa time on Saturday.
The tie is the first between both nations since 1995.
Then, it was the Springboks that won a close-fought contest 15-12 to lift the Webb Ellis Cup for the first time.