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AFCON 2023: Sports Minister Charges Super Eagles To Go For Gold In Cote d’Ivoire

AFCON 2023: Sports Minister Charges Super Eagles To Go For Gold In Cote d’Ivoire

As Nigeria’s Senior Men’s National team, the Super Eagles prepare to take on the rest of the continent at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), the Honourable Minister of Sports, Senator John Owan Enoh has charged the team to imbibe the spirit of resilience and togetherness in order to bring the trophy home.

In an inspiring address during the team’s farewell dinner organized by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Senator Enoh emphasized the importance of wearing the Nigerian badge with patriotism at the tournament. He urged the team to embody the “never say die” spirit of Nigeria, reminding them to play not only for themselves but also for their families and the nation at large.

“With over 200 million Nigerians eagerly watching and supporting, your performance holds the hopes and dreams of our entire nation,” he stated, highlighting the immense significance of the team’s representation on the continental stage.

Acknowledging the comprehensive support provided by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in ensuring the team’s readiness, the Minister urged the Super Eagles to seize every opportunity from the very first game.

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“Take the fight to your opponents and show the Naija Spirit that you carry,” he charged.

Expressing personal commitment, Senator Enoh pledged his presence in Ivory Coast to offer on-ground support and work closely with the NFF to maintain focus and motivation within the team.

“I assure you of undistracted support and endeavor to secure all that is rightfully yours, ensuring your representation of the fatherland is marked by your commitment.”

Nigeria is hunting for its fourth continental glory, after the triumphs of 1980, 1994, and 2013. The Super Eagles will ruffle feathers against Equatorial Guinea in its first game on Sunday, January 14th, before wrestling against the Elephants of Cote D’Ivoire four days later. Its last group game will be against the Wild Dogs of Guinea Bissau on January 22nd.


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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 6
  • Nice one baba

  • Una don start abi. First of all We have just had 2 major Injuries Ndidi and Boniface only in Nigeria where people will think that counts for Nothing. Secondly show seriousness and Drop Musa and Draft in Orban or Tella, We do not need cheeleaders in the team for this tournament we need players who can inject pace and be dangerous if and when called from the bench. That is how you show seriousness.

    However we are not wining nothing if we have 2 major injuries like this Ndidi and Boniface and Musa name is still on that bench. NOTHING

  • Una don start abi. First of all We have just had 2 major Injuries Ndidi and Boniface only in Nigeria where people will think that counts for Nothing. Secondly show seriousness and Drop Musa and Draft in Orban or Tella, We do not need cheerleaders in the team for this tournament we need players who can inject pace and be dangerous if and when called from the bench. That is how you show seriousness.

    However we are not wining nothing if we have 2 major injuries like this Ndidi and Boniface and Musa name is still on that bench. NOTHING

  • Moyez 5 months ago

    I still don’t know why Umar Sadiq is in that team. He is just not good enough for the national team. 

  • Omo9ja 5 months ago

    Since we like to deceive ourselves in this country, yes we are the favorite to win the Afcon gbam.

    We are going to beat any team not less than 12-0.

    Who is deceiving who?

    Only reliable striker in the Super Eagles is Osimhen, and can he do it all?

    Iwobi is the only dependable creative midfielder we have aside from him. Who else do we have?

    Uzoho is the only goalie that has been given opportunity while the other two golies are new to the team. Does that make sense?

    Who is going to man the post between the three? We still don’t know yet. Kai, this is very disheartening.

    Our backline is shaking and not reliable and dependable, and still Super Eagles coach has no solution to all these issues as we are heading to the Afcon.

    Is Musa strength can be compared to two years ago?

    Is it misfiring Umar Sodiq, a reliable striker?

    Has Moffi justified his inclusion in the Super Eagles so far?

    Do we have a natural creative midfielder in the team? This is going to be interesting kę. The only thing I’m scared of is our image. I don’t have any hope in the Super Eagles coach and NFF.

    This is why I am shaking my head for Super Eagles coach and the Nigeria Football Federation.

    Since I have no other country but Nigeria, good luck to Nigeria/Super Eagles. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Abbey 5 months ago

    You want to win the Afcon with a brainless coach? You want to win the Afcon with inconsistent players? NFF is a joke!

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