The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has charged the Flying Eagles to defy all odds and win the ongoing CAF U-20 AFCON in Egypt.
Nigeria will face The Gambia on Monday (today) in the semifinals of the competition with a ticket to the FIFA U-20 World Cup finals already secured.
Delivering Buhari’s message to the team, Sports Minister Sunday Dare, who arrived in Cairo on Sunday alongside former Super Eagles captain and aide to Buhari, Daniel Amokachi, encouraged the Flying Eagles to aim for the ultimate prize.
“Mr President and indeed the whole of Nigeria is proud of what you have already achieved. That is the major reason I have been directed by Mr President to come here to see you. The target is to win a World Cup ticket and you have done that.
“Now, go for the ultimate prize. You can repeat what you did at the WAFU B competition. You can smell the trophy now, so take it step by step and become African champions again,” Dare said.