Daily Trust (Abuja)

19 February 2013

Nigeria: Afcon 2013 - Guru Set to Host Super Eagles

Ibadan — Spiritual Leader of One Love Family, Sat Guru Maharaj Ji has expressed his intention to organize a civic reception for the coaching crew and members of the national team, the Super Eagles for their victory at the just-concluded African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2013) held in South Africa.

Speaking with journalists in Ibadan, Guru also made a strong case for insurance covers for all footballers in Nigeria, saying this is highly desirable to further encourage the players to put in their best at all engagements.

"It is high time we do everything possible to ensure that footballers in Nigeria are not made to suffer unduly any longer," he said.

He also emphasized the need for the Super Eagles of Nigeria to continue winning laurels with particular focus on the forthcoming Confederation Cup billed for July this year and the 2014 World Cup scheduled to hold in Brazil.

"I wish to reiterate here, that with the Chukwujekwukuku Power of Maharaj Ji, the present crop of Super Eagles will beat the best in the world. This can only be achieved if both the playing and coaching crew, the NFF and the Nigerian populace can move closer to Maharaj Ji, love Maharaj Ji and listen to the divine guidance of Maharaj Ji."

The spiritual leader then charged sports authorities in Nigeria to discountenance the agitations that foreign coaches be appointed to manage the affairs of the nation's Super Eagles, stressing that all divisive tendencies should be jettisoned forthwith.

According to him, it is hypocrisy of the highest order for anybody to canvass for foreign coach for Nigeria at this point in time, judging by the feat the Super Eagles achieved at the AFCON 2013 under Stephen Keshi.

His words: "Even from the spiritual realm, what a white man can do, a black man can do much better. And if you go back over the years, you will find out that we have been colonized and indoctrinated to believe that anything European or 'white" is better than the black. But we have seen beyond reasonable doubt now that by engaging the new 'oyinbo' culture has virtually destroyed the whole fabrics of our society.

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