28 January 2013

Nigeria: Afcon - Amaechi, Dangote, Mbombela Mayor Urge Eagles On

Rivers State Governor, Rt Hon Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, has said the Super Eagles will still go far at the ongoing Nations Cup championship, despite drawing its first two games, with a group game to go.

He made the remarks when he donated the sum of $100,000 to the team in Nelspruit on Friday afternoon. Governor Amaechi, who is also the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum, further revealed that he has the words of President Goodluck Jonathan that the team will not lack anything to excel at the championship.

"Let me also say that Alhaji Aliko Dangote has asked me to tell the team that he will donate huge amount to the team, when it reaches the quarter final and he will be here personally to support the team and cheer you to victory", he said.

And on Saturday the Executive Mayor of Mbombela, Hon (Mrs) Catherine Dlamini paid a courtesy call on the team.

She said she came to boost the spirit of the team ahead of their last group game against Ethiopia, adding that she expects

Corporate giants, Guinnes Nigeria Plc has also said it will from now on give $5000 (five thousand dollars), for every goal scored by the Super Eagles at Afcon 2013.

NFF President Aminu Maiagri said the deal was brokered by Pamodzi Ltd and urged the players to go for the kill and get dollar rain from Guinness in the remainder of the championship.

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