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.For
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