Sunday Feb 04, 2018. 09:00
Nigerian Football Federation’s president Amaju Pinnick has challenged the Super Eagles to win the African Nations Championship tournament for President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Nigerians face Morocco in the final on Sunday in Casablanca.
Pinnick met with the players and commended them after their semi-final win over Sudan on Wednesday.
However, Pinnick urged them that they could not afford to go this far only to go down to the host country.
“On behalf of the NFF Executive Committee and the entire Nigerian football family, I praise you for your tremendous efforts in getting this far in the face of numerous challenges,” said Pinnick to CompleteSportsNigeria.
“You are great ambassadors of our dear nation.
“However, the truth is that you have raised the expectations of the Government and people of Nigeria back home, and now you just have to do all that it will take to win the Cup.
“President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) has been following with keen interest your campaign here, and the only way to compensate him for his support and encouragement is to go back home with the CHAN trophy.”