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Oshiomhole tasks NFF on early preparation for Eagles

18 November 2013, 14:15Augustine Osayande

Abuja – Edo State governor Adams Oshiomhole has called the Nigeria Football Federation and all stakeholder to ensure the Super Eagles begin early preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The Super Eagles on Saturday handed a 2-0 defeat to Ethiopia to book a ticket to Brazil on a 4-1 aggregate.

The sport-loving governor appealed to the country’s football federation and other handlers of the team to ensure the Super Eagles do their best in Brazil.

“However, with this qualification comes more hard work. I appeal to the Nigeria Football Federation, the coaches and other handlers of the team not to rest on their oars but do all that is needful to ensure that the Eagles beat our best World Cup record. I wish the Eagles success in Brazil, and our prayers are with them to emerge victorious in Brazil,”

Oshiomhole said in a statement Chief Press Secretary, Peter Okhiri, signed.

The governor meanwhile heaped praise on the senior men’s national soccer team.

“The Super Eagles have shown that they are indeed the Champions of Africa by emerging the first country from the continent to qualify for the World Cup, joining the ranks of other great football nations like Germany, Netherlands, Spain and England, among others, who have already qualified.”

The Governor said the qualification a few days after the Eaglets won the Under-17 World Cup shows resurgence in the belief by Nigerians that with zeal, sacrifice, patience and team work, a great deal can be achieved.

“The Eagles qualification, a few days after the nation’s youngsters won the Under-17 World Cup shows aresurgence in the belief by Nigerians that with zeal, sacrifice, patience and team work, a great deal can be achieved.”

– CAJ News


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