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Sports Minister Appeals for Financial Support for Eagles Before AFCON Final



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The Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Enoh, has called on Nigerians to back the Super Eagles as they prepare for the Africa Cup of Nations final against hosts Ivory Coast in Ebimpe on Sunday.

Senator Enoh, in a press statement dated February 8, emphasized the unifying power of sports, urging the private sector and individuals to provide financial support to the Super Eagles.

He praised the Eagles for embodying the resilient and indomitable Nigerian spirit, which, he believed, had captured the nation’s attention and fostered a sense of unity like never before.

Acknowledging the financial constraints faced by the government amidst competing national priorities, Enoh stressed the need for private individuals and corporate entities to step up and offer crucial support to the Super Eagles.

“The current administration of His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has shown unprecedented support to the national team in the contemporary history of sports administration in our country.

“In the face of limited funds amidst competing national priorities, it has become clear that government alone cannot fund sports development in our country. It is based on this reality that I am making this impassioned appeal to private individuals and corporate Nigeria to support our national team, the Super Eagles, to clinch the African Cup of Nations trophy.

“My expectation is that public-spirited individuals and corporate Nigeria should make a promise of financial support to the Super Eagles team should they win the final match on Sunday. This will be announced to the team ahead of the Sunday match.”

With the Super Eagles on the verge of claiming a fourth title, Enoh underscored the importance of motivating and inspiring the players as they strive to bring home the coveted trophy.

For those willing to pledge their support, Enoh directed pledges and commitments to be made directly to the Super Eagles Team Manager, Enebi Achor, reachable at +2348037860516.