This Day (Lagos)

Nigeria: The Nation Will Build On Eagles Success, Says Abdullahi

The Minister of Sports, and Chairman of the National Sports Commission, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi has thanked Nigerians for the massive support of the Super Eagles at the just concluded 29th Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

He further commended the players, Coach Stephen Keshi and other members of the technical and support team for their hard work, dedication and discipline, which has translated into victory for the team.

According to Abdullahi, the Super Eagles have given Nigerians a cause for celebrations and their victory has lifted the mood of the nation ahead of the 100 year anniversary celebrations of Nigeria.

He however noted that, "This is not the final destination. We will work with the Nigeria Football Federation to ensure that we build on the current success and make the Super Eagles world-beaters. We will not rest until enduring governance systems for sports management have been built and the culture of excellence is entrenched in not just football but in all our sports."

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