The Super Eagles have received a charge from Nigeria’s ambassador to Egypt, Professor Dandatti Abdulkadir, who on Thursday urged the team to ensure they work hard in order to do well at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations, where he also admonished the players to be on their toes.
While urging the players to ensure they put up gallant fights in all their matches, Ambassador Abdulkadir pointed out that the squad need to make President Muhammadu Buhari and every Nigerian citizen happy.
Abdulkadir’s message was presented to the Eagles at their base in Hotel Mercure, Ismailia, Egypt by senior officials of Nigeria’s embassy, led by Ahmed Muhammed Gusau, along with Mrs Hauwa Chigbo Kucheli, Muhammed Tukur Garba, Uneke Emerald and Ahmed Abdulrahman.
In response, Eagles’ coach, Gernot Rohr and team captain, Mikel John Obi promised that the team will give their best in the championship and that they will make Nigeria proud.
Their pledge came after Abdulkadir’s aides told the players and officials to strive to be worthy representatives of the country while fighting for the nation’s pride during the 32nd AFCON in Egypt.
Abdulkadir said: “The President and good people of Nigeria are looking up to you to fight hard for the country’s pride and honour at the Africa Cup of Nations.
“This tournament is the biggest –ever in the history of the competition and a great performance from you will do well for the nation’s image and our stature in world football.”