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Olonisakin arrives Garoua, plans maximum support for Eagles

By Tobi Awodipe
31 December 2021   |   3:09 am
Nigeria’s envoy to Cameroun, Ambassador Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, has arrived in Garoua to drum support for the Super Eagles ahead of the 2022 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Nigeria’s envoy to Cameroun, Ambassador Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, has arrived in Garoua to drum support for the Super Eagles ahead of the 2022 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Speaking on plans to ensure Nigeria excelled at the competition, Olonisakin said the embassy has started a mobilisation drive as part of its diplomatic offensive aimed at getting over five million Nigerians resident in Cameroun to support the Super Eagles.

Captain Ahmed Musa-led 28-man squad of the Super Eagles was full of praise and gratitude to Olonisakin for mobilising the support that enabled his team clinch a 2-0 victory over Central African Republic in a second leg 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Douala.

During his trip to Garoua, Olonisakin met with Governor Midjiyawa Bakary of Northern Region of Cameroun, and also examined the accommodation and other facilities provided for the Super Eagles in the city.

He also inspected some facilities reserved for supporters planning to come to Cameroun to cheer the Super Eagles to victory in their matches.

“I met with the Nigerian community on Sunday to sensitise them on the need to give the Super Eagles a rousing welcome and to support them in all their matches.

“We hope to top the group and play a fourth match in Garoua and also move ahead to get into the semifinals. That means, we are playing about five matches in Garoua,” Olonisakin said during the visit.

Emphasising the need to reach out to the Nigerian community in Garoua, Olonishakin said it was to prepare the city as a comfortable haven for the team.

Excellency, Dr. Omobolanle Olonisakin, has also been outstanding, particularly, within the women’s wing of the Nigerian community.