Minister of Youth and Sports
Development Solomon Dalung has
congratulated Nigeria’s home-based Super
Eagles for qualifying for the finals of the
African Nations Championship (CHAN).
Dalung, who spoke with the Correspondent
of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in
New York, urged the team to ensure that they
bring the trophy to Nigeria.
He said the team’s qualification, after
edging Sudan 1-0 in the semi-final in
Marrakech, was ‘historic’, being their first
ever.
“I want to congratulate the Super Eagles ‘B’
for their successful prosecution of the African
Championship ongoing in Morocco with
successive victories that have led them now
to the finals.
“This is historic and they have the support
of the Nigerian Government, they have the
support of the Ministry and they have the
support of the Nigerian people.
“The only justice in the circumstance is for
them to lift the trophy and bring it to Nigeria.
“This is because Nigeria appears to be the
only place that has accommodation for the
trophy now.
“I want to also thank Nigerians for their
support and encouragement and for standing
by the team. Let’s ride on, Nigeria will be
great again,” Dalung said.
The minister urged the home-based Super
Eagles and their coaching crew to remain
focused and determined until they win the
CHAN trophy on Sunday.
Gabriel Okechukwu scored Nigeria’s
winning goal in the 16th minute.
Nigeria will meet Morocco, the hosts, who
earlier dispatched Libya 3-1 in the first semifinal
played in Casablanca. (NAN)

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