Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick has charged the Super Eagles to win the African Nations Championship trophy for President Muhammadu Buhari.
Pinnick, who is a CAF Executive Committee member and AFCON President, met with the players and commended them after the win over Sudan in Marrakech on Wednesday. But the big message was that they could not afford to go this far only to go down to the host country.
“On behalf of the NFF Executive Committee and the entire Nigerian Football family, I praise you for your tremendous efforts in getting this far in the face of numerous challenges. You are great ambassadors of our dear nation.
Also in Morocco on Friday, two Nigerians were appointed into the Confederation of Africa Football committees. Barrister A. U. Mustapha, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), was appointed President of the CAF Board of Appeal, while CAF Assistant General Coordinator and organiser of the COPA Lagos Invitational Beach Soccer Tournament, Samson Adamu, was appointed CAF’s Director of Competitions. The appointments were announced at the 40th CAF General Assembly in Casablanca, Morocco.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s pioneer and largest brewing company, Nigerian Breweries Plc, has applauded the feat of the home –based Super Eagles of Nigeria in reaching the Final of the 5th African Nations Championship on –going in Morocco.
The Super Eagles B has shown remarkable strong spirit in the campaign so far, including overcoming certain disadvantages in their semi final defeat of Sudan on Wednesday. They file out against host nation Morocco in the Final at the Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca on Sunday evening.
“The resilience and resoluteness of the Super Eagles in the African Nations Championship tally with the solidity of Nigerian Breweries as an establishment, and we are happy to identify with them and indeed all the National Teams of Nigeria.
“When the team flew out of the country quietly in January, not many people would have expected them to go as far as the Final in this competition. Nigerian Breweries is backing the Eagles all the way to bring the trophy back to Nigeria,” NB Plc’s Marketing Director, Franco Maria Maggi, said on Friday.
“Our belief in the Nigeria Professional Football League is justified. The products from that sector are doing Nigeria proud in Morocco. Nigerian Breweries as an organization is pleased to be a partner of Nigerian Football.”