AHEAD of their second round match against Tunisia in the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON), President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, gave a pep talk to the Super Eagles, in readiness for the tournament scheduled to take place tonight.
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 others.
Mentioning two of the players, Kelechi Iheanacho and Moses Simon, by name, President Buhari urged the Super Eagles to continue making Nigerians happy, not only by winning the second round match, but to eventually lift the trophy.
The President said:
You’ve made 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 making the country proud.”
President Buhari, according to a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, lauded the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Sunday Dare for his good work being done.
Responding, Coach Eguavoen said; “We are so excited that His Excellency, President Buhari, has come to speak with us this morning. On behalf of the players and the technical crew, I want to say thank you.
“The group stage has passed, and your speaking to us is a morale booster. Thank you for your support, Mr President, we also thank the Hon. Minister, and the NFF President. We are so privileged, and want to promise that you should just relax, we’ll come out victorious. We won’t let the nation down.”