Nigerian fans back Watford to shine

THE large presence of Nigerian players at the newly-promoted English club, Watford, has drawn a lot of support from football fans in the country as they root for the club will do well in the English Premier League this season.

The Hornets, as Watford are fondly called, have four Nigerians in their ranks following their promotion to the topflight league.

Super Eagles captain William Troost-Ekong , Oghenekaro Etebo, Isaac Success and Dennis Emmanuel are all with the English club.

Reacting to the number of Eagles players at Vicarage Road, some fans who spoke with our correspondent, said they are backing the newly promoted side this season.

Wole Popoola, a telecommunication engineer said, “I am a big Chelsea fan but I definitely will be watching more of Watford games this season because of the presence of some Nigerian players there. I think I like the fact that we have so many of them there and I hope they do well.”

Alexander Ebhodaghe added, “There is no doubt that Watford have gotten themselves a large number of fans from Nigeria and probably Africa with the number of our players there. I can’t just but hope they do well because it’s almost like watching our national team.”

“I like the fact that they have four Nigerians because it means we will get to see more of our boys in action in the EPL.”

Segun Arigbanla hopes Watford beat every club in England except Arsenal.

 “I am a strong Arsenal fan, having our players playing for Watford means I am developing a soft spot for the club and I want them to do well. I will be glad if they can beat every club in the Premier League except Arsenal.”

Watford kick-started their return to the Premier League with a 3-2 over Aston Villa on Saturday with Dennis getting on the score sheet.

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