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AFCON: Give Nigerians Extra Engaging Moments, Buhari Tells Eagles After Egypt Rob

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(High L-R) Nigeria’s goalkeeper Maduka Okoye, ahead Taiwo Awoniyi, defender Kenneth Omeruo, midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, midfielder Joe Aribo, defender William Troost-Ekong, (bottom L-R) ahead Kelechi Iheanacho, defender Ola Aina, defender Zaidu Sanusi, ahead Moses Simon and ahead Samuel Chukwueze pose sooner than the Community D Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 football match between Nigeria and Egypt at Stade Roumde Adjia in Garoua on January 11, 2022.

Daniel BELOUMOU OLOMO / AFPPresident Muhammadu Buhari has hailed the Wide Eagles over their scheme terminate against Egypt in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) sport.

The Nigerian aspect obtained the scheme terminate courtesy of a Kelechi Iheanacho stunner to expend the 1994 champions to the zenith of Community D.

While commending the crew over Tuesday’s feat, Buhari urged the Wide Eagles to remain focused.

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“The President strongly believes, love tens of millions of football-loving Nigerians, that the spectacular day out in Garoua, Cameroon is a foretaste of what to demand from the dedicated crew as they square up against other opponents in the match,” Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, mentioned in a statement on Wednesday.

“The President urges the Augustine Eguavoen-led crew and the coaching team to retain their eyes on the ball, remain factual ambassadors on and off the self-discipline, and offers actual followers and all Nigerians more thrilling moments to hold fun.”

Buhari also assured the three-time AFCON winners of his persevered enhance as “they fly love an eagle to write one other chapter in the annals of Nigeria’s rich football historical previous”.

The sport used to be the eighth assembly of the Wide Eagles and the Pharaohs in the flagship African match and three-time Cup of Nations champions Nigeria hold won four and drawn two.

Nigeria succeeded after a shy originate-up in which German coach Gernot Rohr used to be fired following an unimpressive World Cup qualifying hotfoot and frail national well-known individual Augustine Eguavoen took brief-time frame price.

Eguavoen’s squad used to be without forwards Victor Osimhen, Emmanuel Dennis, and Odion Ighalo for a diversity of causes, but his crew went on the offensive from the kick-off and did him proud.

Rapidly winger Moses Simon played a significant role when the Wide Eagles took the lead at the 30,000-ability stadium.

His unfavorable used to be solely partially cleared by Ahmed Hegazy and Nigerian Joseph Aribo nodded the ball into the path of Iheanacho, who hammered a half of-volley previous goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy.


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