Daloung Urges Eagles To Make Nigeria Proud

Nigeria’s home based Super Eagles have been charged to put up optimum performance when they take on Syli Nationale of Guinea in their third Group C game of the 4th African Nations Championship on Tuesday in Rubavu , Rwanda.

The Hon Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung gave the charge Monday in a statement signed by Nneka Ikem-Anibeze, the SA Media to the Minister.

Barrister Dalung praised the Super Eagles for their performance in their 1-1 draw against Tunisia in their second group game on Friday.

“You have displayed a very high sense of discipline, skills and determination in your last two games even in the face of some challenges but I know that you will put that aside when you face Guinea on Tuesday.

“Nigerians are praying for your victory and it is my wish that you continue with your display of high performance as you go into your match today. We will continue to support you and ensure that you get all that is necessary for your wellbeing while in Rwanda” Dalung said.

The Super Eagles need a draw to advance to the quarter final stage while Guinea need victory having drawn their two games against Tunisia and Niger Republic .

Nigeria are currently on top of Group C with four points after their 4-1 victory over Niger Republic in their opening game and a 1-1 draw with Tunisia on Friday.

Meanwhile Barrister Dalung has sympathized with the family of Mr Olu Akoja, a Deputy director of the Federations and Elite Athletes Department, National Sports Commission.

Akoja died last Friday after a surgery at the National Hospital Abuja. In a statement, the minister expressed shock at the death of AKoja and prayed for the repose of his soul.

“I am saddened by the loss of yet another hard working man in the sports family. I pray God to strengthen and uphold the family he left behind”, the minister prayed.

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