The Governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has sent a congratulatory message to players and officials of the Super Eagles after their historic victory over pre-tournament favourites, Ivory Coast in yesterday’s Afcon 2013 quarter final match in Rustenburg, South Africa.
Uduaghan who is an ardent football follower and a popular fan of the national team told the Eagles that “after that hard-earned and well deserved victory over the Elephants, Nigerians are waiting for the trophy.”
The Governor who is the chief financier of Warri Wolves FC, the club of Sunday Mba , scorer of Nigeria’s winning goal yesterday said the midfielder’s performance demonstrated the fighting spirit and high level of discipline that should characterise Nigerian players. “He is our true ambassador,” the Governor said.
Warri Wolves were, at a time, to be disbanded but Uduaghan continued funding the club as his contribution to Nigerian sports. He is also at the moment, driving track and field and college football. Mba is a product of Wolves.
Meanwhile, veteran football referee, Pa John Ojidoh has commended the Super Eagles of Nigeria for edging out Ivory Coast in the quarter final of the Africa Cup of Nations yesterday, saying “the victory has restored our national pride and confidence.”
Speaking after the epic encounter, the retired referee said, “the Eagles have given us a new brand of football and I must commend the performance of Sunday Mba, a home based player who, together with Oboabona has justified the confidence Keshi has in them and the other NPL stars in the team.”