President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to support the Super Eagles alongside millions of Nigerians as they fight to win the African Cup of Nations holding in Egypt. He urged them to play every match for the honour of their motherland.
The Supr Eagles defeated Burundi in their opening game with late goal from substitute Odion Ighalo enough to claim a 1-0 win .
The President, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Saturday, urged the Eagles to lift the flag of Nigeria high, and reinforce the reputation of the country as a football powerhouse on the continent.
He said: “I will be watching, just as millions of Nigerians would also do.
“You have our solid support, and we will cheer you to victory,”he said.
He added: “Nigerians are known for their unconquerable spirit. Show this in the group stages, and even beyond. Nothing but lifting of the diadem is good enough for our country,”he stated.
He also enjoined the Super Eagles to be mindful of fair play, and sportsmanlike conduct, as they strive to return home with the AFCON trophy.