Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan Urges Eagles To Win Afcon

Published: January 22, 2013
Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan Urges Eagles To  Win AfconFootball loving President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has written a letter to the Super Eagles on the expectation of the nation as he urged the team to win the African Cup of Nations for a third time.

The president's message was announced to the team today by Sports Minister Hon Bolaji Abdulahi and the Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa.

''The Africa Cup of Nations has always been an exciting and important sports event for us in Nigeria and other African countries. However, this edition of 2013 even holds a greater significance for us as a nation.

''Next year 2014, our dear country will be one hundred years old. As we look back and celebrate our achievements as a strong, united nation, we cannot understate the role that sports, especially football played in our national life.

''Football remains one enduring unifying factor in our country which transcends our diversity. A successful outing at the Africa Cup of Nations will offer a great opportunity to further inspire pride, faith and hope in a re-energised new Nigeria in the course of our centennial celebrations,'' the letter read.

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