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The Super Eagles of Nigeria has been charged to act like “true soldiers and warriors” and do Nigeria proud at the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) by lifting the coveted trophy in Cameroon.

President Muhammad Buhari conveyed the message through Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare at a ceremony for the team on Tuesday in Abuja ahead of their departure to Cameroon.

“I bring to you very warm greetings and best wishes from the President and Commander in Chief, Muhammadu Buhari. He sends you forth with a clear message of total support and trust in your ability to do Nigeria proud,” the sports minister stated.

On Wednesday, the Eagles will depart Abuja aboard a chartered flight for the football fiesta, which runs from January 9 to February 6 in Cameroon.

Mr Dare, represented by the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, explained that Mr Buhari had pledged the nation’s full support for the team.

According to him, the president believes “this Super Eagles squad” has the skills and talents to excel at the Cup of Nations in Cameroon. “Nigerians are fully behind you,” Mr Dare added.

He appealed to the players to show the Nigerian spirit of determination in their quest for a fourth AFCON trophy.

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