Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Imoke Hails Eagles for Delivering On Afcon Promise

Cross River state governor, Senator Liyel Imoke has hailed the Super Eagles for delivering on their promise of winning the AFCON trophy.

Nigeria defeated Burkina Faso 1-0 on Sunday in South Africa to claim her third AFCON trophy and Gov Imoke is thrilled the team has done him,the government and people of Cross River State who supported the team all through the qualifying games for the championships and indeed 160 millions proud.

'I am delighted that the Super Eagles have delivered on the promise they made to me during their last qualifying game against Liberia in Calabar that they will win the AFCON trophy and bring it to Calabar to present to me", revealed Gov Imoke who spoke through his Sports and Youth Development Commissioner, Honourable Patrick Ugbe.

Imoke is particularly happy that his government played a huge part in ensuring the Super Eagles had a conducive atmosphere to qualify for the tournament

'My government and the good people of Cross River state are delighted we provided the platform for the Super Eagles to restore their and Nigeria's pride as well as paste smiles on the cheeks of Nigerians who have waited 19 long years for the team to be crowned African champions.

'I congratulate coach Stephen Keshi and the boys as well as the Nigeria Football Federation on this historic feat.

We are delighted to be a part of the success story and wants to assure the team of our continued support",said the governor who,according to Ugbe is eargerly waiting to host the team in Calabar.

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