This Day (Lagos)

14 February 2013

Nigeria: Uduaghan to Host Eagles in Asaba

Forty-Eight hours after President Goodluck Jonathan honoured the Super Eagles with cash, national honours and plots of land in Abuja, sports loving governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan will take his turn Thursday to thank the team for making Nigeria proud at the just ended 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

Uduaghan will welcome the team Thursday in Asaba where plans have been made to not only honour the players and coaches but also to make Delta people feel the Eagles and be part of the history they made by winning the Nations Cup with a 1-0 victory over Burkina Faso in the final last Sunday.

"Asaba will almost be shut-down today for the Super Eagles," the Executive Chairman of Delta State Sports Commission, Amaju Pinnick, said Wednesday.

Amaju said that the players will ride in a motorcade on the streets of Asaba and will later, at night, be entertained at the Dome.

"It will be a night of entertainment," Amaju confirmed.

"Top musicians like Iyanya, Ice Prince, D'Prince, Dr. Sid, Chudike and Burna Boy will play. It will be a Valentine Night for Eagles in Asaba. Notable comedians like I Go Die, Okey Bakassi, Seyi Law, Klint Da Drunk, Elenu and AY will also entertain on the night.

"His Excellency, Dr. Uduaghan will appreciate the team," Amaju said adding "he had breakfast with the current and past Warri Wolves players in the team in Abuja."

The players include; Nosa Igiebor, Fegor Ogude, Sunday Mba, Chigozie Agbim and Azubuike Egwuekwe.

Sources close to the Government House in Asaba insisted last night that the meeting with the governor may be more than a breakfast for the entire team Thursday as there are speculations of another Naira rain for the victorious Eagles.

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