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Nigeria’s Sports Minister , Sunday Dare hails Olonisakin, High Commissioner over support for Super Eagles

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Nigeria’s  Sports Minister Sunday Dare has commended the Nigerian High Commission in Cameroon for its support for the Super Eagles since the beginning of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

 

The Nigerian High Commission to Cameroon, Gabriel Abayomi Olonisakin and officials of the Nigerian High Commission in Cameroon, apart from organizing a warm reception for the Super Eagles on their arrival in Garoua, have also been mobilizing the Nigerian community to attend the matches to support the team.

 

The Minister commended Ambassador Olonisakin and other officials of the Commission for making Garoua ‘home away from home’  atmosphere created for the team.

 

Dare said: “the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, the Nigeria Football Federation and even the Super Eagles are really appreciative of what the Nigerian High Commission is doing.

 

“The team feels at home. Garoua has become home away from home for us all. The Nigerian Community are always mobilized to turn up in their green and white outfit, and in large numbers too, on match days to support the Super Eagles.

 

“Driving through Garoua, you will get the feeling that you are in a Nigerian town. One of every three persons on the street is putting on a Nigerian jersey, the Nigerian flag is everywhere and this is really heartwarming and inspiring.”

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The Eagles will play their final group D game on Wednesday against Guinea Bissau in Garoua, already guaranteed to finish as group winners.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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