24 February 2013

Nigeria: NSC Reiterates Support to Flying Eagles

Lagos — The Ministry of Sports has re-iterated its resolve to provide all logistic support for the Flying Eagles to excel in the forthcoming 2013 Africa Youth Championship (AYC).

Julius Ogunro, the Special Assistant on Media to the Minister of sports, said on Saturday in Lagos that the team would be sufficiently motivated for the task.

"The Super Eagles have set a high standard and we expect the Flying Eagles to continue in that tradition of excellence; the NSC will therefore give them all the support that they need.

"As defending champions, we have to maintain that stance, we are hopeful that the Flying Eagles will do us proud just as their senior counterparts have done.

"We want to show the world that our AFCON triumph was not a fluke and it was achieved through a conscious effort to build an enduring system of football," Ogunro said.

The tournament will hold from March 16 to 30 in Morocco.

The Flying Eagles are currently on a playing tour of Egypt, en route Morocco, and have been grouped alongside Mali, DR Congo, and Gabon in Group B. (NAN)

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