16 January 2013

Nigeria: NOA Canvasses Total Support for Eagles

The National Orientation Agency on Wednesday called on Nigerians from all walks of life to have firm belief in and give total support to the Super Eagles' campaign at the 29th Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa, which kicks off on Saturday.

Director -General of the agency, Mr. Mike Omeri said in Abuja on Wednesday: "We all have a patriotic duty to have faith in the Super Eagles, to do everything within our power at various levels to support the team for this competition. At the National Orientation Agency, we are calling on all Nigerians to rise up and belief in the Super Eagles.

"Football is the major event that brings all of us together, as Nigerians. The Nigeria Football Federation has done its duty of preparing the team very well for the championship, and also to make arrangements for its participation. It is now the turn of Nigerians to give support."

Omeri spoke at the Conference Room of the Nigeria Football Federation while on a courtesy visit to the Glass House, at about the time the Super Eagles were flying from Lisbon to Paris to board a flight to Johannesburg, South Africa.

"Nigeria can be the best in everything we do, and I believe that with the preparation that the team has had and the patriotic fervour of the players and officials, they will triumph in South Africa," Omeri added.

Responding, NFF President, Alhaji Aminu Maigari thanked the NOA for the wonderful job it has been doing to rekindle the fire of patriotism in Nigerians, and promised that the Super Eagles will not disappoint in South Africa.

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