A member of the House of Representatives from Cross River State, Dr Alex Egbona has expressed excitement over Wednesday night’s victory of the Super Eagles and their qualification for the finals at the ongoing AFCON holding in Cote D’Ivoire.
Egbona said in a statement on Thursday that he was particularly thrilled by the selfless commitment of the Super Eagles who gave their within and outside the pitch, to make the country proud. He said the victory was an indication that once a people are determined, they could achieve anything.
The lawmaker, in praising the president, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, for providing everything for the Super Eagles and giving them enough encouragement to soar higher, also praised the sports minister, Senator John Owan Enoh, for giving the needed leadership to the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, saying the minister had made Cross River people and the entire country proud.
“This is one of those times that I am very proud to be called a Nigerian. The victory of Nigeria over the hard-fighting South Africans has once again brought to the fore the real spirit of the true Nigerian who is naturally resilient and dedicated.
“Our boys did extremely well. They forgot about where they came from. They all fought for one thing-the pride and glory of their fatherland. This is how it should be and I commend our president and the commander-in-chief, for giving them all the support to enable them soar.
“I must equally celebrate my brother and friend, the minister of sports, Senator John Owan Enoh. It is not for nothing that this feat is happening under his watch. I have always believed in his leadership abilities. The day Mr President considered him for the appointment, I knew that he would do us proud, going by his leadership qualities; and he has not disappointed.
He urged the Super Eagles to remain focused as they get ready for the final game against the host country, even as he predicted victory for Nigeria.