President Goodluck Jonathan has charged members of the Super eagles to ensure that their performance at the African Cup of Nations in South Africa this weekend reflect Nigeria’s status as Africa’s giant.
Minister of Sports and Social Development, Bolaji Abdullahi who disclosed this at the end of the Federal Executive Council said the council also prayed for the success of eagles.
According to Alhaji Abdullahi, the eagles are well prepared to take on their opponent in the opening match and Nigerians should expect the best from the team.
He said president Jonathan charged the super eagles to ensure that they bring laurels to the country pointing out that Nigeria’s absence at the medal tables in major outings is unacceptable.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian High Commissioner to South Africa, Ambassador Sonni Yusuf, has disclosed that the Eagles’ will receive a warm reception as they arrive the host country today. “In the area of support for our team, there will be no problem at all. Nigeria has one of the largest immigrant populations in South Africa” he enthused.
“The proximity of Mbombela to Mozambique, where we also have a large Nigerian community, is another advantage for us. So starting from Thursday (today) when the team will arrive in South Africa, the huge support of the Nigerian community in South Africa will be felt,” Yusuf said.