The Super Eagles of Nigeria have received good wishes from prominent Nigerians as they prepare to face Egypt’s Pharaohs in the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Cameroon on Tuesday.
Both teams will play at the Roumdé Adjia Stadium, which is in Group D alongside Sudan and Guinea-Bissau.
Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Governor, remarked in a social media post ahead of the match that the Super Eagles will always be champions, no matter how the pendulum swings.
“As our very own Super Eagles face the Pharaoh of Egypt today, in their first match at the AFCON competition in Cameroon, here’s wishing them the strength, the speed and the agility of an eagle, may they also soar like the eagles they are.
“Lagos and indeed the whole of Nigeria is rooting for them. We’re proud of them, and salute them for their dedication, hard work and resilience.
“However the pendulum swings, they are and will always be our Champions,” he wrote.
Senator Ike Ekweremadu, the former Senate Deputy President said his “prayers are with the Nigeria Super Eagles as they begin their campaign at the #AFCON2021 against the Pharaohs of Egypt at the Stade Roumde Adjia, Garoua, #Cameroon. Good luck, Boys.Up Eagles!”
Bukola Saraki, the Senate’s immediate past President, also wished the team success.
He wrote, “As the AFCON begins today, I wish our Super Eagles a successful outing! #SoarSuperEagles, know that the entire nation is rooting for you!”