The Minister of Sports Development, Sen. John Owan Enoh, has described the Super Eagles of Nigeria as an “unstoppable force” after their semi-final win over South Africa in the ongoing 2023 AFCON in Cote d’Ivoire.

The minister stated this on Wednesday, shortly after the Super Eagles beat South Africa 4-2 on penalties to qualify for the final of the continental showpiece.

Enoh commended the players, coaching staff, and all those involved in the Super Eagles’ journey for their doggedness and determination.

He emphasised the significance of their achievement in uniting the nation and inspiring future generations of Nigerian sports stars.

“It is with immense pride that I extend my congratulations to our beloved Super Eagles for their remarkable victory against South Africa.”

“Their performance has once again demonstrated the formidable talent and spirit that define Nigerian sports.

“They have proven themselves to be an unstoppable force, and I have no doubt that they will continue to make our nation proud in the final and beyond,” he said.

The minister said the win was a result of hard work and dedication, which are hallmarks of Nigerians.

“This victory is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and resilience of our sportsmen.

“It reflects the depth of talent present in Nigerian football and serves as a source of inspiration for aspiring young players across the country.

The Super Eagles have showcased the best of Nigerian football on the continental stage, and I commend them for their exemplary performance,” he added.
Enoh also highlighted the pivotal role of sports in fostering national unity and promoting a sense of pride and identity among Nigerians.

He reaffirmed the Federal Government’s commitment to supporting the development of sports at all levels and ensuring that athletes have the necessary resources and infrastructure to excel on the global stage.

As the Super Eagles gear up for the final showdown in the AFCON, Enoh urged the entire nation to stand behind the team and support their quest for a fourth title.

Nigeria will play hosts Cote d’Ivoire in the final on Sunday in Abidjan. (NAN)

February 8, 2024

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