Leadership (Abuja)

16 November 2012

Nigeria: Maigari Assures of Govt Support for Eagles

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Nigeria's Super Eagles celebrating a goal (file photo).

NFF President Aminu Maigari, told the team not to fret over support from government as he has President Goodluck Jonathan's assurance to give the team backing at all times. "The President am sure must have watched you play and as he told you when he visited, you will not lack any form of support, let's just keep the flag flying at all times", he said.

Meanwhile, residents of Miami city, say they want the Nigerian national team back soonest following their exciting display against Venezuela. Marcos Bandwitch, a fan of Venezuela, said : "we want you to come back and play here and make us love football more because baseball is our game here but you have made us like football very well now.

On his part Gi Carlos, a Brazilian, who was attached to the Eagles team, said after he got a green white shirt from one of the players, that he can't wait to see Nigeria play again in Miami.

"You guys were simply fantastic and we want you back against any team here at Marlins Park". Incidentally, Nigeria and Venezuela are the first team to play a soccer game at the Marlins Park, which was built only eight months ago.

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