Buhari begs Super Eagles: Please, keep on winning


President Muhammadu Buhari has passionately pleaded with the Super Eagles to keep on winning at the Africa Cup of Nations as they meet Tunisia on Sunday.
In a video message to them, “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.”

The President applauded the good work being done by the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Sunday Dare, saying the country appreciates it.

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 very much sir.

“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.”

Ambassador Olonisakin said the over four million Nigerians living in Cameroon have been giving robust support to the Super Eagles since they arrived Garoua, Cameroon on January 5, adding: “And they will continue to do so.”

Musa, on behalf of the players, appreciated the President, noting that it was not easy to speak with the leader of a country, and they count themselves privileged.

“We will make Nigeria proud, now that we have the blessings of the father of the nation,” Musa said.

Pinnick described the video conference as “a priceless privilege” and thanked President Buhari and the nation at large for their prayers and support.