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Nigeria: Abdulahi - Eagles Will Lack Nothing At SA 2013

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A Super Eagles fan.

Sports Minister, Mallam Bolaji Abdulahi, has assured that the Super Eagles will lack nothing in terms of welfare at the forthcoming South Africa 2013 Nations Cup.

Addressing the players and officials in company of Director of Elite Athletes, Dr Bolaji Ojo-Oba and NFF President Alhaji Aminu Maigari, Abdulahi said that President Goodluck Jonathan approved all his requests for a successful outing at the Nations Cup.

"I want to win the Nations Cup as a Minister, you the players also want to win the championship, but I may not achieve my aim if you the players don't think you need to win the championship," he said rhetorically.

The Minister said he believes there is no team as talented as the Nigerian side in the coming championship and again reminded the players to give Nigeria and President Jonathan a New Year present by winning the championship with the talents available.

NFF President Aminu Maigari thanked the Minister for finding time in his tight schedule to visit the team in camp. Saying he knows the workload of the Minister and he was sure that the team will not let Nigerians down at the SA 2013 championship.

Head Coach Stephen Keshi spoke in similar vein before skipper of the side gave a motivating speech.

"Honourable Minister, you have moved us with your speech on the history of Nigerian football and the Super Eagles and I must say we want to write our names in gold in South Africa and I can assure you that I and my mates will work extra hard to achieve our set objectives.

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