Sports Minister Hails Super Eagles for Making AFCON Final


*Says victory is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and resilience of team

The Honourable Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh has lauded the exceptional performance of the Senior Men’s National team of Nigeria, describing  them as an “unstoppable force” after their semifinal win over South Africa on Wednesday evening.

 In a thrilling match that captured the hearts of millions, the Super Eagles of Nigeria soared to victory against the Bafana Bafana, securing their place in the final of the African Cup of Nations. 

Expressing his heartfelt congratulations, Senator Enoh commended the players, coaching staff, and all those involved in the Super Eagles’ journey for their doggedness and determination. He emphasized the significance of their achievement in uniting the nation and inspiring future generations of Nigerian sports stars.

“It is with immense pride that I extend my congratulations to our beloved Super Eagles for their remarkable victory against South Africa,” stated the Honourable Minister. “Their performance has once again demonstrated the formidable talent and spirit that define Nigerian sports. They have proven themselves to be an unstoppable force, and I have no doubt that they will continue to make our nation proud in the final and beyond.”

“This victory is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and resilience of our sportsmen. It reflects the depth of talent present in Nigerian football and serves as a source of inspiration for aspiring young players across the country. The Super Eagles have showcased the best of Nigerian football on the continental stage, and I commend them for their exemplary performance.”

The Honourable Minister also highlighted the pivotal role of sports in fostering national unity and promoting a sense of pride and identity among Nigerians. He reaffirmed the government’s commitment to supporting the development of sports at all levels, ensuring that athletes have the necessary resources and infrastructure to excel on the global stage.

The Eagles scored first through a penalty from skipper, William Troost Ekong, before the South Africans equalized towards the 90th minute. As the game went down to penalty shoot outs, Nigeria’s safe hands, Stanley Nwabali stopped two penalty kicks as Nigeria coasted to victory.

As the Super Eagles gear up for the final showdown in the African Cup of Nations, Enoh urged the entire nation to stand behind the team, and support their quest for victory. The final will be played on Sunday in Abidjan, as the Eagles go for a fourth AFCON title.


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