President Buhari on Sunday morning gave a pep talk to the Super Eagles, ahead of their second-round match against Tunisia in the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament.
Speaking via video conference from the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the President spoke with Coach Augustine Eguavoen, Captain Ahmed Musa, Amaju Pinnick, President of Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), and Nigerian Ambassador to Cameroon, Gen Abayomi Olonisakin (retd).
Mentioning two of the players, Kelechi Iheanacho and Moses Simon, by name, President Buhari urged the Super Eagles to continue making Nigerians happy, not only by winning the second round match, but to eventually lift the trophy.
Responding to the President, Coach Eguavoen said;
“We are so excited that His Excellency, President Buhari, has come to speak with us this morning. On behalf of the players and the technical crew, I want to say thank you very much sir.”
Ambassador Olonisakin said the over 4 million Nigerians living in Cameroon have been giving robust support to the Super Eagles since they arrived Garoua, Cameroon, on January 5, “and they will continue to do so.”
On his part, Ahmed Musa, on behalf of the players, appreciated President Buhari, noting that it is not easy to speak with the leader of a country, and they count themselves privileged.