The Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung has congratulated the Super Eagles for their early qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon next year with a game to spare.
Dalung Hails Sper Eagles Early AFCON Qualification.By Sylvanus Ofekun
The men’s senior national football team drew 1-1 away to Bafana Bafana of South Africa on Saturday at the FNB Stadium to top group E with 10 points and join the early qualifiers to the AFCON like Cameroon, Madagascar, Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco and Uganda.
Dalung in a statement issued on Sunday by his Special Adviser on Media,Nneka Ikem Anibeze,the Sports Minister commended the efforts of the players in securing Nigeria’s early ticket.He enjoined them to reinforce their dominance of football as one of the best teams in Africa.
“I congratulate the Super Eagles for their commitment, hard work and discipline that brought about their emphatic win.
“Having clinched the AFCON ticket with a game to go, I urge you not to relent in your efforts and to begin preparations in earnest for the Cup of Nations in Cameroon”.Dalung stated.
The Super Eagles next game is in March 2019 against Seychelles.