Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Dankwambo Throws Weight Behind Eagles

Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo has joined millions of other Nigerians in wishing the Super Eagles success in today's final of the 2013 AFCON.

The Super Eagles will take on the Stallions of Burkina Faso this evening at the National stadium in Soweto, South Africa.

Speaking through the Executive Chairman of Gombe State Sports Commission, Malam Farouk Yarma, the governor congratulated the Eagles for restoring Nigeria's pride in football.

Dankwambo expressed satisfaction with the fighting spirit displayed the Eagles and urged them to sustain their performance which has made the team the favourite for the coveted trophy.

"I want to congratulate the Eagles for qualifying for their first final after 13 years. They have done the country proud and deserve to be commended.

"I am supporting the team and urging the players to go on and lift the trophy on Sunday. They have worked hard to get to this stage but they must surmount the last hurdle to be the champions of Africa.

"I have no doubt in my mind that the Eagles will soar high above their opponents tomorrow (today) but the players must remain focused".

Dankwamb, therefore, said if not for some pressing state matters, he would have been in South Africa to cheer the team to victory.

He, however, said even as he is not going to be there in person, he has sent a delegation headed by the Executive Chairman of Gombe State Sports Commission, Malam Yarma to represent him and the good people of the state at the final in Soweto.

"If not for some very important matters which require my attention at this point in time, I would have been in South Africa to cheer the team to victory on Sunday.

"However I and the people of Gombe State are represented by a strong delegation the government has sent to South Africa", he said.

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