SECOND BATCH OF NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT DELEGATION LEAVES FOR AFCON

SECOND BATCH OF NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT DELEGATION LEAVES FOR AFCON

The second batch of the Federal Government Delegation to the Africa Cup of Nations has concluded arrangements to be part of the semi-final match of the Super Eagles in the clash against Algeria’s Desert Warriors on Sunday, July 14 2019.

Nigeria defeated South Africa’s Bafana Bafana 2-1 to advance while Algeria edged Elephants of Cote D’Ivoire 4-2 through penalties after a 1-1 draw.

The Senate President, Lawan Ahmed, will lead the next group of five delegates representing the Federal Government. 

The list comprises the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the immediate past Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, the Nigeria Olympic Committee President, Abu Gumel and the Permanent Secretary Olusade Adesola. 

Earlier, the first batch led by Femi Gbajabiamila which also had the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, Super Eagles sponsor, Capt. Hosa Wells Okunbo and Arc. Gambo, Director Facilities, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports watched the Super Eagles defeat the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 3-2 in the knockout stage last Saturday.

The Delegation approved by the President was split into two to ensure maximum support to the Super Eagles during the Nations Cup.

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