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Envoy charges Eagles to lift AFCON trophy

By Gowon Akpodonor
16 January 2022   |   2:48 am
The Nigeria High Commission in Cameroun, led by the former Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, has praised the Super Eagles for winning their second match

The Nigeria High Commission in Cameroun, led by the former Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, has praised the Super Eagles for winning their second match and topping their group.

At the grand reception organised for members of the Federal Government’s AFCON delegation, who were in Garoua to watch the encounter the envoy described the victory over Sudan as “well-deserved.”

Olonisakin promised to sustain the support for the team and her supporters by ensuring that the country lifts the trophy at the end of the competition.

Nigeria’s midfielder Frank Onyeka (C) and Sudan’s midfielder Al Gazoli Hussein Nooh (C-R) jump for the ball with Nigeria’s forward Taiwo Awoniyi (C-L) during the Group D Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 football match between Nigeria and Sudan at Stade Roumde Adjia in Garoua on January 15, 2022. (Photo by Daniel BELOUMOU OLOMO / AFP)


The delegation headed by the Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Ahmed Idris Wase, praised the high commissioner and his staff for overcoming the huge logistics challenge in the remote city and ensuring a hitch-free visit for the delegation.

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, chairmen, Senate and House of Representatives committees on Sports, Senator Obinna Ogba and Olumide Osoba respectively, were part of the delegation.

Other members include the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare; Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Mohammed Abubakar; Minister of State for Finance, Clem Ikanade Agba; Minister of State for Science and Technology, Mohammed Abdullahi; Presidential aide on Sports, Daniel Amokachi, a representative of the Department of State Services (DSS), and Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema.