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Buhari talks up Super Eagles ahead of Niger tie

18 January 2016, 08:05Israel Ojoko

Kigali - Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Super Eagles to be courageous when they face Niger Republic on Monday in their opening fixture of the African Nations Championship holding in Rwanda.

The Super Eagles B clash with the Mena in one of the opening matches of Group C of the 4th African Nations Championship. Venue is the Stade Regional Nyamirambo, from 5pm Nigeria time.

The high –powered Nigeria delegation arrived in Kigali on Sunday and had dinner with the players and officials of the Super Eagles at the Hills View Hotel, where Sports Minister Dalung delivered the message of President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) to the group.

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“I want to assure you that Government and people of Nigeria are with you as you start this campaign for honours. President Buhari has mandated me to tell me that you should confront all challenges with courage and confidence because he is with you in spirit,” Minister of Youth and Sport Solomon Dalung delivered the message at the team’s Hills View Hotel in Kigali.

“You have shown excellent patriotic spirit and we are proud of you. Go to battle with the mind to conquer.”

The Eagles perfected strategies for the three-week championship at the High Performance Centre in Pretoria, South Africa, where they spent two weeks, and will start as tournament favourites.

Nigeria won bronze in South Africa in 2014, but champions Libya and runners-up Ghana both failed to qualify for Rwanda.

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