U20 AFCON: Buhari hails Flying Eagles, Urge them to bring trophy home

The Flying Eagles have been tasked by President Muhammadu Buhari with winning the current CAF U20 AFCON in Egypt.

The Sports Minister Sunday Dare, who arrived in Cairo on Sunday together with the former Super Eagles captain and Mr. President’s assistant Daniel Amokachi, encouraged the Flying Eagles to shoot for the ultimate goal in delivering President Buhari’s message to the team.

“Mr President and indeed the whole of Nigeria is proud of what you have already achieved. That is the major reason I have been directed by Mr President to come here to see you. The target is to win a World Cup ticket and you have done that.

“Now, go for the ultimate prize. You can repeat what you did at the WAFU B competition. You can smell the trophy now, so take it step by step and become African champions again,” Dare said.

Nigeria will face The Gambia on Monday in the semifinals of the competition with a ticket to the FIFA U20 World Cup finals already in the kitty.

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