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AFCON outing in Cameroon service to Nigeria, Emefiele tells Super Eagles

The Super Eagles qualified for the round of 16 after topping group D with maximum points and will now face Tunisia on Sunday.

• January 21, 2022
CBN Godwin Emefiele (credit: Bloomberg)
CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele (credit: Bloomberg)

The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has asked the Super Eagles to see their outing to Cameroon for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) as service to the nation.

“You should see this outing as service to the nation,” Mr Emefiele said on Friday when he visited the team in company of top Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) officials in Garoua, Cameroon.

The CBN governor commended the efforts of the players and officials with a call on them to continue to be patriotic, just as he assured them of rewards from the federal government.

“I can assure you that everything is being done by the government to make Nigerian youths happy.

“Continue to make Nigerians happy just as you have done, members of government delegation are always present and ready to give you all the support,” he added.

Earlier, NFF president Amaju Pinnick thanked the CBN governor and his delegation for the visit, with a pledge to always make the nation proud.

“We indeed thank the extremely passionate Super Eagles lover, a member of the Presidential delegation and the dynamic CBN Governor Mr Godwin Emiefele who not only galvanised the private sector to support the Super Eagles in the last AFCON that we came third but doing it again in grand style,” Mr Pinnick said.

The Super Eagles qualified for the round of 16 in style after topping group D with maximum points and will now face Tunisia on Sunday.

(NAN)

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