President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the Super Eagles of Nigeria to keep flying in the ongoing African Cup of Nations tournament.
Buhari gave the charge in a video call with the Nigerian squad ahead of their second round match against Tunisia tonight.
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The Super Eagles will take on Carthage Eagles of Tunisia at Roumdé Adjia Stadium, Garoua, Cameroon, by 8pm on Sunday.
Speaking via video conference from the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the President spoke with Coach Augustine Eguavoen, Captain Ahmed Musa, Amaju Pinnick, President of Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), and Nigerian Ambassador to Cameroon, Gen Abayomi Olonisakin (retd).
Mentioning two of the players, Kelechi Iheanacho and Moses Simon, by name, Buhari urged the Super Eagles to continue making Nigerians happy, not only by winning the second round match, but to eventually lift the trophy.
“You’ve been doing Nigeria proud. You’ve been winning. Please keep on winning. The Federal Government is supporting you, and I say thank you to all the technical crew and the players.. Please keep doing the country proud,” Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari to have said.
According to Adesina, the president applauded the good work being done by the Hon Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Sunday Dare, saying the country appreciates it.