Prominent Nigerians have wished the Super Eagles the best of luck as they prepare to face the Pharaohs of Egypt in the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Cameroon on Tuesday, both teams will battle in Group D alongside Sudan and Guinea-Bissau at Roumdé Adjia Stadium.
In a post on social media ahead of the game, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the Super Eagles will always be champions, no matter what.
“As our very own Super Eagles face the Pharaoh of Egypt today, in their first match at the AFCON competition in Cameroon, here’s wishing them the strength, the speed and the agility of an eagle, may they also soar like the eagles they are.
“Lagos and indeed the whole of Nigeria is rooting for them. We’re proud of them, and salute them for their dedication, hard work and resilience.
“However the pendulum swings, they are and will always be our Champions,” he wrote.
Also showing his support is the immediate past President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, he wrote, “As the AFCON begins today, I wish our Super Eagles a successful outing! #SoarSuperEagles, know that the entire nation is rooting for you!”
Senator Ike Ekweremadu, former Deputy President of the Senate said his “prayers are with the Nigeria Super Eagles as they begin their campaign at the #AFCON2021 against the Pharaohs of Egypt at the Stade Roumde Adjia, Garoua, #Cameroon. Good luck, Boys. Up Eagles!”
The Egypt vs Nigeria match will commence at 5pm.