Senate President Charges Eagles To Win AFCON Bronze

Senate President Charges Eagles To Win AFCON Bronze
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The President of Nigeria Senate and head of the Federal Government delegation to the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Distinguished Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan has charged the Super Eagles to go all out and win the bronze medal at the ongoing 2019 AFCON even as he gave them a pat on the back for their outing against Algeria on Sunday.

The Senate President was at the Eagles’ dressing room at the Cairo International Stadium after the 2-1 defeat by the Desert Foxes of Algeria, which sent the North Africans into Friday’s final and Nigeria into Wednesday’s third place game.

“The Government of Nigeria is proud of you and how far you have been able to go in this competition. You worked very hard and showed the desire to win, but this is football and these things happen.

“The third place match is there and you have to forget the result of this match and prepare very well to win the bronze medals.”

The delegation also included the President of Nigeria Olympic Committee and Nigeria’s Member of the International Olympic Committee, Engineer Habu Ahmed Gumel; a former Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung; Senators Sani Musa, Bello Mandiya and Gabriel Suswam; Umar Saidu Gajo and; Ocheme Okopi.

Unlike other matches against Cameroon and South Africa which the Super Eagles won at the Round of 16 and quarter-final stages respectively, the spokesperson of the President, Garba Shehu is yet to issue any statement on the teams loss on Monday.

Many Nigerians have questioned the rationale to send 11-man delegate to Egypt for the AFCON when Algeria reportedly used six aeroplanes to bring their fans and citizens to Cairo, Egypt venue of the semi-final match against the Eagles.

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