AFCON 2021: Buhari urges Super Eagles to keep winning  

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President Muhammadu Buhari in virtual meeting with Nigeria’s national football team on Sunday, encouraged the Super Eagles to go all out against Tunisia in their second round of 16 at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon, Central Africa.

Buhari was at the Zoom meeting from the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Sunday with the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare.

Buhari in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said “I want to thank you for what you have done for the nation so far. You have to keep winning. Nigerians are proud of you.

“You have demonstrated patriotic zeal and a high level of discipline, determination, and commitment in all the games you have played so far and that is why we all are happy with you.

“The Government will continue to support you within available resources at our disposal.”

The Coach of Super Eagles, Austin Eguavoen, responding, declared: “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.”