Daily Trust (Abuja)

31 January 2013

Nigeria/South Africa: Afcon 2013 - Our National Pride At Stake - Senate

The Senate has called on the Super Eagles of Nigeria to put in their best as they move into the quarter finals of the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Senate President David Mark made the call on behalf of the Senate yesterday while congratulating the Super Eagles on their victory over Ethiopia. Nigeria defeated Ethiopia 2-0 Tuesday night to scale through to quarter finals. Nigeria will meet Ivory Coast Sunday.

He noted that Nigerians were expecting a better performance from the national team in the remaining parts of the competition.

According to the Senate president, the national pride is at stake, hence the need for the Eagles to do everything possible to win trophy in the ongoing soccer competition.

"We thank God for the two penalties that made the Super Eagles qualify for the quarter final. We are only half way there. We expect much from them, and we use this opportunity to let them realise that our national pride is at stake as far as this African Cup of Nations is concerned. They must not let us down. Our prayers are with them. They must win the trophy for us", said Mark.

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