Guinness Nigeria has congratulated the Super Eagles on their victory in the final of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. While congratulating the team for their third Afcon title, Managing Director/Chief Executive Guinness Nigeria Plc, Mr. Seni Adetu said the achievement of the Super Eagles at the tournament was a reflection of the support Nigeria and Guinness in particular offered the Eagles over time.
"The team showed discipline and were able to pull through to the final reflecting the tremendous improvement in character the team underwent as the tournament progressed. We believe in them and still look forward to better outings for the Super Eagles" Adetu said.
While reinforcing the desire of the team which was to win the trophy, Adetu encouraged.
"The World Cup qualifiers are around the corner. Soon after the team arrives in Nigeria, preparations will start for the next game in the World Cup qualifiers. In the course of AFCON 2013, Guinness had promised a reward of $5,000 for every goal scored by the Super Eagles.
Eagles victory, a new dawn -- Ekweremadu
DEPUTY Senate President Ike Ekweremadu yesterday described the victory of the Super Eagles as a new dawn in Nigerian football.
In a statement by his Special Adviser, Media, Uche Anichukwu, Senator Ike Ekweremadu said, "Winning the trophy on the threshhold of our centenary is symbolic and I urge Nigerians to emulate the team's spirit, patriotism and unity"
Super Eagles have set the pace! - NLC
The Nigeria Labour Congress has congratulate the Super Eagles of Nigeria on its victory at the just concluded African Cup of Nations tournament's final match which was played at the National Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa, thirteen years after Nigeria last won the trophy. In a statement yesterday, President of the Congress, Comrade Abdulwaheed Umar said, "we see in this victory a bright future for Nigerian football, if we are able to put the right people in the management of sports in general and soccer in particular.
"Some of the Nigerian players are from Nigeria based teams and with their performance at this tournament, it is clear that given the right facilities, managers and priority attention, soccer will return as a major sector and home to our teeming unemployed youths who have the skill and interest in the sport.
"We therefore call on government to review the lackluster attention sports has received so far by reforming the sector in other to reposition the sport Industry to conform with contemporary times.
"Specifically, we urge the Nigeria Football Federation to urgently reorganize the Nigerian Football League by providing adequate resources and facilities that will identify young people from primary schools up to tertiary educational institutions for consistent trainings, community and inter school competitions where future national players are identified and engaged by both the Federal and State Sports Ministries."