AFCON 2021: Yahaya Bello hails Super Eagles


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By Lizzy Okoji

Governor Yahaya Bello has commended the Super Eagles for their impressive start at the ongoing 33rd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon.

The Super Eagles on Tuesday defeated the Pharaohs of Egypt 1-0 in their group stage encounter.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, on Wednesday, the governor urged them to sustain the momentum all through the tournament.

Bello described the victory of Nigeria over Egypt as a sweet victory, further urging the Eagles to put their eyes on the ultimate victory which is lifting the trophy.

According to the governor said, just like other Nigerian soccer enthusiasts, he strongly believed in the Nigerian team.

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This, he said due to their spectacular outing was a preview of what to expect in the tournament.

Bello charged the Augustine Eguavoen-led team to remain good examples on and off the pitch, and give Nigerians and other fans of theirs more exhilarating moments to celebrate.

While praising the general performance of the team and the technical crew, Bello specially commended the Super Eagles defence for its solidity that remained impenetrable for the Egyptian strikers throughout the game.

Meanwhile, he charged the team to soar like an eagle to write another glorious page in the soccer folklore for the country.


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