President Muhammadu Buhari, has tasked the Super Eagles to make Nigeria proud by winning forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations.
Buhari’s messages was relayed by Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, at a ‘send forth’ ceremony for the team on Tuesday.
The Eagles will leave Abuja on Wednesday for Cameron to partake in football fiesta which runs from January 9 to 6 of February.
Dare who was represented by the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, stated President Buhari had vow to give full support of the nation to Super Eagle.
“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.
The minister also enjoined players to do their best in fighting to win the fourth AFCON trophy for the country.
“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 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.