18 January 2013

Nigeria: Afcon - Maigari Set Eyes On the Trophy

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Aminu Maigari said on Thursday that the Nigeria National Football Team, Super Eagles, is at the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa to fight for the trophy that the country last won in Tunisia 19 years ago.

NFF Media Officer, Ademola Olajire reported Maigari as saying while speaking in Johannesburg on Thursday morning that the Super Eagles will take no prisoners or hostages at the Cup finals.

"People have been talking about the chances of the different teams. It is nothing out of the ordinary. Some persons have gone ahead to name their favourite teams for the trophy. My own favourite team for the trophy will be the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

"We have come to the finals with a fine blend of experienced and ambitious competitors; only few of them have been at the Nations Cup before. But the bulk of them have been together over the past 15 months and blended very well," Maigari told the media in Johannesburg.

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