Make Nigerians smile, Senator Mark urges Eagles

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By Henry Umoru

AHEAD of the Super Eagles and Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire quarter final encounter today, Senate President David Mark has charged the Nigeria team not leave anything to chance.

According to him, the Eagles have no reason not to defeat the Cote d’Ivoire team against the backdrop that they  have all it takes to overwhelm their counterparts and sail to victory.

Speaking at the tee-off of the 2nd edition of Pa Aikwuta Mark MemorialPro-am Golf tournament in honour of his late father in Otukpo, Benue State yesterday, Senator Mark called for team spirit amongst the Eagles during the encounter.

According to the Senate President, Nigerians have fasted and prayed for the Super Eagles’ victory, stresssing, “All that is left for the players is to do their own part of thegame and put smile on the faces of Nigerians”.

Senator Mark urged the Eagles and their handlers to do all that was needed to bring the trophy to Nigeria, adding, “You see, Nigerians love soccer. I don’t know of any other thing that truly unites Nigerians. Any time we are playing, it is Nigeria and Nigeria.

”That is the uniting spirit we crave for in the nation. The Eagles are the medium to actualise this unity.”

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