Sports Extra says that members of the Super Eagles, who won the Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia in 1994, are overjoyed that the Federal Government has kept its promise to them to win the title for Nigeria a second time.
In June, 27 years after their victory, President Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) gave three-bedroom flats to each member of the squad in their preferred states, adding that six players and three technical crews had already got their homes.
Six members of the team (Augustine Eguavoen, Alloy Agu, Victor Ikpeba, Benedict Iroha, physical trainer Edema Steven, and Daniel Amokachi) paid courtesy visits to two members of the Federal Executive Council on Thursday, in appreciation of the Federal Government’s fulfillment of proclamations.
“We cannot thank President Muhammadu Buhari enough for the promise he made in 1994, which is now twenty-seven years ago, and our reality,” Eguavoen stated during the visit.
“The Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, and Sunday Dare are also to be thanked.
“We mourn those of our colleagues who have passed away, such as our official captain, Stephen Keshi, Rashidi Yekini, Wilfred Agbonibavre, Uche Okafor, and Thompson Oliha, and are glad that their children can now profit from their dads’ labor.
“This will also convey a message to those now playing that Nigeria will not forget your efforts, even if it is late.