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Buhari charges Super Eagles to win their fourth AFCON trophy

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Super Eagles of Nigeria have been tasked by President Buhari to do Nigeria proud at the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon by winning the coveted trophy.

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, conveyed the message at a send-forth ceremony hosted for the team at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Super Eagles will depart Abuja on Wednesday aboard a chartered flight for the continental competition which runs from Jan. 9 to Feb. 6 in Cameroon.

Represented by the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, Dare said President Buhari had pledged the full support of the nation for the team.

“I bring to you very warm greetings and best wishes from the President and Commander in Chief, Muhammadu Buhari.

“He sends you forth with a clear message of total support and trust in your ability to do Nigeria proud.

“Mr President believes this Super Eagles squad has the skills and talents to excel at the Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Nigerians are fully behind you,” Dare said.

He urged the players to show the spirit of determination known in Nigerians as they aim for a fourth AFCON trophy.

“We are also appealing to you to demonstrate the Nigerian spirit of determination, focus, resilience, discipline and conquest on and off the pitch.

“You have to believe in yourselves, be confident in your own abilities and show trust in your coaches and officials.

“As you carry the hopes and aspirations of millions of Nigerians, be assured of the support of the Federal Government, be patriotic, defend the green and white flag of Nigeria, fight for her pride and honour like the true soldiers and warriors that you are,” he added.

The Super Eagles are scheduled to play against Egypt in the Group D open games of the AFCON on Jan. 11 and will further meet Sudan on Jan. 15 and Guinea Bissau on Jan. 19.

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