Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: FCT Swan Hails NFF for Afcon Success

The FCT Chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN has congratulated the leadership of the Nigeria Football federation led by Aminu Maigari for the victory of the Super Eagles at this year's Africa cup of Nations in South Africa.

The chairman of the body, Kayode Adeniyi said all SWAN members in Abuja were full of joy for the Super Eagles and the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation for bouncing back from not qualifying for the last edition to emerging champions of this edition.

"We really rejoice with the NFF board for spear heading the team that brought back football glory to Nigeria nineteen years after last winning it. We congratulate them and the entire staff of the football house."

SWAN also congratulate the Chief Coach of the Super Eagles who created record for being the second man to win the trophy both as a player and as a coach.

"The achievement of the coach has further reinforced the fact that if local coaches are encouraged, they can reproduce the same result like their foreign counterparts.

"We congratulate Keshi and his technical team for the great feat achieved. They have brought back pride to the Africa coach and Nigeria coach in particular." Kayode Adeniyi said.

The Super Eagles defeated the Stallions of Burkina Faso by a lone goal scored by Sunday Mba to lift the trophy for the third time for the Nation.

The team had gone into the tournament as not having the chance of lifting the cup but their fortune changed when against all odd they defeated tournament favorite, Cote D' Ivoire by two goals to one to qualify for the semi final and at the semi final they white-washed the Eagles of Mali by four goals to one to book their place in the final.

"The achievement of the Super Eagles was made possible by the support of the Nigeria Football Federation which deserved commendation."

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