Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mark, Yuguda, Peter Obi, others visit Eagles training session

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Nigeria will play against Burkina Faso on Sunday.

The Senate President, David Mark, was a guest at the Super Eagles last training session at the Soccer City in Soweto, South Africa, on Saturday.

Mr. Mark, who heads the six-man presidential delegation to the African Cup of Nations final, assured the team that the people and government of Nigeria are solidly behind them in their quest to win the African Cup of Nations for the third time.

In the delegation of the Senate President were Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State; Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State; Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Viola Onwuliri; Minister of Police Affairs, Caleb Olubolade; Minister of State for Works, Bashir Yuguda; Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa, S.S Yusuf; Senator Abdul Ningi and several top government functionaries.

The team was led to the Eagles training session by Sports Minister, Bolaji Abdulahi, and the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Aminu Maigari.

Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Mark said the Nigerians are thrilled by the outing of the team so far; but like ‘Oliver Twist are asking for more.

“Yes, the job has been well done, but like we say in local parlance the snake is dead and it’s time to cut its head”, he said.

Mr. Mark said he was sure that the team will win the trophy on Sunday but cautioned against complacency.

Responding on behalf of Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, team skipper, Joseph Yobo, assured the government delegation that the team will not let the nation down having come this far.

He thanked President Jonathan and the Senate President for always standing behind the team and assured that the team is determined to win its third Nations Cup trophy.

Nigeria will play Burkina Faso in the final match of the Nations Cup on Sunday.

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