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Buhari Tasks Super Eagles To Win AFCON 2022

Buhari Tasks Super Eagles To Win AFCON 2022

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Nigerian President Muhammadu has tasked the Super Eagles play to win at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2022 in Cameroon.

​​​Nigeria won the trophy last in 2013 under the leadership of late Stephen Keshi.

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, conveyed the president’s message at a ‘send forth’ ceremony for the team on Tuesday in Abuja ahead of their departure to Cameroon.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Eagles will depart Abuja on Wednesday aboard a chartered flight for the football fiesta which runs from January 9 to February 6 in Cameroon.

Dare who was represented by the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, said President Buhari had pledged the full support of the nation for the team.

“I bring to you very warm greetings and best wishes from the President and Commander in Chief, Muhammadu Buhari.

“He sends you forth with a clear message of total support and trust in your ability to do Nigeria proud.

“Mr President believes this Super Eagles squad has the skills and talents to excel at the Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Nigerians are fully behind you,” Dare said.

The minister appealed to the players to show the Nigerian spirit of determination in their quest for a fourth AFCON trophy.

“We are also appealing to you to demonstrate the Nigerian spirit of determination, focus, resilience, discipline and conquest on and off the pitch.

“You have to believe in yourselves, be confident in your abilities and show trust in your coaches and officials.

“As you carry the hopes and aspirations of millions of Nigerians, be assured of the support of the Federal Government, be patriotic, defend the green and white flag of Nigeria, fight for her pride and honour like the true soldiers and warriors that you are,” he added.

The Super Eagles are in Group D where they will open their campaign in Garoua against Egypt on January 11, Sudan on January 15 and Guinea Bissau on January 19.

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Oladimeji Balogun
Oladimeji Balogun

Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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