Vanguard (Lagos)

5 February 2013

Nigeria/Mali: Six Governors to Watch Eagles Against Mali

Nigeria's High Commissioner to South Africa, Sonni Samuel Yusuf walked taller Sunday when the Super Eagles sent Ivory Coast's Elephants crashing out of the Nations Cup.

The High Commissioner who said that he was proud to be a Nigerian informed that about Six Governors in Nigeria called to congratulate him and to also inform him that they would be in South Africa to watch the semi final cracker against Mali on Wednesday in Durban.

"I'm particularly elated because nobody gave these boys any chance of survival against Cote d'Ivoire. God loves Nigeria and we should learn to believe in ourselves.

I am proud to be a Nigerian. Nigerians back home are happy and six Governors have called to inform that they will be watching their semi final match in Durban. It could be more but unfortunately my phone has gone off because the battery is down".

The High Commissioner advised Nigerians not to be cynical against themselves. "We got potentials. Nothing is impossible if we believe in ourselves.

With Cote d'Ivoire out of our way, we must beat Mali. Let the bookmakers tip them to win on paper while we win on the field of play", the youthful High Commissioner said.

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