Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Teleconference: Jonathan mandates Eagles to beat Mali

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday charged the Super Eagles of Nigeria to go ahead and beat the Aiglons of Mali in the semi final clash on Wednesday.
The President made this call during a tele-conference with players and officials of the Super Eagles ahead of their semi-final clash today in Durban.
The face-to-face conference which lasted for about 30-minutes emanated from the State House in Abuja and saw the President addressing the players and officials, asking after their health and readiness for today’s game one after the other.
The President told the team that the Nigerian government on Monday, February 4, 2013, commenced the centenary
celebration of the amalgamation of the Southern and Northern Protectorates of the country and Lagos Colony, which today is what is called Nigeria.
He had earlier said in an address to the team before the commencement of Afcon 2013 that he expects the Nations Cup trophy to form part of the ongoing celebration of the birth of Nigeria 100 years ago.
NFF President, Aminu Maigari promised the President that the players and officials of the Super Eagles will not let him down in the task of winning the Nations Cup. Keshi spoke in a similar vein, as well as team skipper, Joseph Yobo.
The President’s response was simple: “Go, play your part first and leave the rest to us”, he declared.

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