Atlanta – John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses, and other players
including officials of the Super Eagles were overjoyed on Wednesday in Atlanta,
USA as President of Nigeria Football Federation, Aminu Maigari handed over to
them, Certificates of Occupancy (C of O) of plots of land promised them by the
Executive Governor of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke, for their triumph
at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
"It is my pleasure to present to you the Certificates
of Occupancy of plots of land promised you by Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross
River State, a true lover and supporter of Nigeria football, for your victory
at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations”.
"Governor Imoke has once more demonstrated that he is a
man of his words. He has also told me that he has something special for you all
if you do Nigeria and Africa proud at the FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil. He
will be there in Brazil to support you," Maigari told players and
officials at their W. Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, following the impressive 0-0
draw with 19th-ranked Mexico in an international friendly at the Georgian Dome.
Sports-loving Governor Imoke made the pledge when he hosted
the players and officials at the Government House, Calabar where the team had
presented him with the glittering trophy. He also gave out cash reward.
Most of the players invited for the friendly against Mexico
were part of the 23-man squad that won the Africa Cup of Nations for Nigeria
for only the third time ever last year. All the coaches and backroom staff present
in Atlanta are also legitimate beneficiaries.
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