The High Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Cameroon led by the former Chief of Defence Staff, Ambassador Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, organised a grandiose reception for the members of the Federal Government’s AFCON delegation who were in Garoua to watch the Super Eagles engage their Egyptian counterparts in the ongoing biannual competition.

The Federal Government delegation was treated to a grand lunch before the game, and the excitement was capped with a well-deserved victory by the Super Eagles against the Pharaohs of Egypt.

As Nigeria cruised to victory in Garoua, Olonisakin promised to sustain the support for the Super Eagles and the supporters, in ensuring that Nigeria lifts the trophy at the end of the competition.

Members of the official delegation, headed by the Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Ahmed Idris Wase, were full of praise for the efforts of the High Commissioner and his staff, in navigating the huge logistics challenges in the remote Cameroonian city and ensuring a hitch-free visit for the delegation.

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Chairmen, Senate and House Committees on Sports, Senator Obinna Ogba and Olumide Osoba respectively, were part of the delegation.

Other members included Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare; Minister of Agriculture, Dr Mohammed Abubakar, Minister of State for Finance, Clem Ikanade Agba, Minister of State for Science and Technology, Mohammed Abdullahi. Presidential aide on Sports, Daniel Amokachi, representative of the Department of State Security(DSS) and chairman of the Air Peace, Chief Allen Onyema.

Nigeria got their Africa Cup of Nations campaign off to a fine start as they claimed a 1-0 victory over Egypt in their Group D curtain-raiser on Tuesday. Another victory against Sudan on Saturday 15th January will take Nigeria to the second round irrespective of results between Egypt and Guinea-Bissau.

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