As the Super Eagles confront the Atlas Lions of Morocco today in the quarter finals of the ongoing Cup of Nations, CHAN, taking place in South Africa, the Senate President, David Mark has urged the Nigerian team to put in their best in the encounter, reports Johnbosco Agbakwuru & Joseph Erunke.
Senator Mark in a goodwill message to the Super Eagles commended them for their feat so far in the tournament and urged them to step up their game and not to allow their north African opponents penetrate their vital area.
The Senate President in his words of encouragement to the players and officials of Super Eagles said, ‘’So far, you have done well. But in the remaining matches, you should step up the game and ensure that your opponents have no room into your vital areas. Your victory is important to the nation to firmly stamp our authority and a clear leader in soccer in Africa”.
He enjoined the players to win the trophy not just for “our national pride” but as a vital birthday gift to Coach Stephen Keshi who turned 52 on Thursday.
According to him, “The nation is eagerly waiting and we are in prayers for your success in South Africa. The Federal government will do its part of the bargain in terms of your adequate welfare.”
Mark also specifically commended the Super Eagles coach and his crew for transforming the national team to be a pride for the country, wishing Keshi a happy and a memorable birthday just as he reminded him of the need to keep the flag flying.