From left: Senate President David Mark; Captain of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo; President Goodluck Jonathan; his Wife Patience; Vice President Namadi Sambo and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal during a reception in honour of the Super Eagles at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Tuesday night.
A new book which chronicles the exploits of the Super Eagles at the last African Nations Cup in South Africa is set to be released.
The book published by Vanguard Media Limited in association with Sola Ojewusi and Associates is in honour of President Goodluck Jonathan, titled Great Leader, Great Victory: The Story of President Goodluck Jonathan and The Super Eagles. It is a collector’s item.
It has a total of 200 pages which traced the various stages of preparation and execution of the action plans and strategies which culminated into the success at the continental fiesta.
The all gloss, international standard printing compendium also gave an insight into the behind the scene involvement of both President Jonathan and the Minister of Sports, MallamBolajiAbdullahi, to the effect that the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), the technical crew and indeed the national team made dramatic changes in attitude and determination unlike in recent past .
It further analyzed the implication of the victory as against the initial doubts about the Super Eagles before the competition, noting the impact of regeneration, resilience, courage and patriotism on the part of the players, the coaching crew led by Stephen Keshi and of course their supporters.
For those soccer aficionados, the book presents a blow-by-blow account of all the games and the results which will come handy for record… packed with history, entertainment, AFCON Facts and records of Presidential initiatives.
The numerous pictures of the matches also tell the extraordinary moments of the last Nations Cup which is a thing that will enliven readers as a signpost of history made by the Super Eagles at the competition. It is a book for every home.
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