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AFCON 2021: Keep winning, Buhari tells Super Eagles

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the Super Eagles to sustain their winning streak in the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AfCON).

He said Nigerians expect them to bring the trophy back home.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina, the President said his administration will continue to support all football organisations to use sports as a tool for building a better and more peaceful world.

“President Muhammadu Buhari commends the Super Eagles of Nigeria for keeping hope alive in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon by winning all their group matches and advancing to the second round of the tournament in grand style.

“The President urges the Austin Eguavoen-led team to maintain and even surpass the terrific form that made them leaders in the group stage, as Nigeria hopefully looks forward to a total of seven emphatic wins in this competition.

“President Buhari trusts that the positive reputation of good sportsmanship the traveling fans, sportswriters and the football team have demonstrated in Cameroon will continue to enliven the importance of sports, particularly football, as an enabler of development, peace, tolerance, friendship and cooperation.

“The President wishes the Super Eagles the very best, pledging that his administration would continue to support the efforts of international, regional and national football organisations to use the sport as a tool to build a better and peaceful world,”the statement reads.

 

Source: thenationonlineng.net

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