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Afcon 2019: Buhari Sends Strong Message To Super Eagles


Nigeria At 59: Buhari's Independence Day speech (Full Text)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday urged the Super Eagles to reinforce the nation’s reputation as the football powerhouse on the continent in the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).

The president gave the charge in a statement signed by his Media Adviser, Femi Adesina and sent to Naija News.

Naija News reports that the Super Eagles take on debutants Burundi in their opening game of the tournament.

Buhari charged the Super Eagles to play every match for the honour of their motherland.

He said: “I will be watching, just as millions of Nigerians would also do.

“You have our solid support, and we will cheer you to victory.

“Nigerians are known for their unconquerable spirit. Show this in the group stages, and even beyond. Nothing but lifting of the diadem is good enough for our country.”

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Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.