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“Mama Nigeria” chief lady supporter of Super Eagles hails Moses Simon, Ekong, Eguavoen on AFCON recognitions




Two Nigerian players, William Troost-Ekong and Moses Simon have been named in the Best XI of the Group Stage of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations. Another Nigerian player, Wilfred Ndidi is on the reserve list.

In similar vein, the Super Eagles’ magic-performing coach, Austin Eguavoen is named as the manager.

For these feats, National President, Football Fans Club of Nigeria, FFCN  Oluwakemi Ogunfuwa has hailed the Nigerian performers for their outstanding recognitions.

Ogunfuwa who is now popularly called “Mama Nigeria” in the ongoing AFCON by many  due to her nation’s concomitant traditional attire with enigmatic beauty cheering Super Eagles to victory described the recognition of the players and coach  as a well deserved choices.

In her words: “My warmest congratulations message go to the Super Eagles winger , Moses Simeon on group Stage best 11 performance and putting Nigerian flag high in Cameroon. His outstanding contributions as well as his one goal and one assist has helped Nigeria a great deal to lead the group D table”

“His choice is globally accepted and a cheering news to us considering his blistering display and Man Of the match award in the group stage. It’s no doubt that Simeon is one of the topmost performers in Super Eagles’ shirt in this AFCON” . The CAF Award winning Fans Club Boss enthused

The Kaduna United and Golden Boot Academy Jos product made his present felt in all the three matches played so far in this tournament


His solo runs beating three players of Guinea Bissau with wood work hit eventually resulted to the goal scored by Watford FC defender, William Troost Ekong.

The Lagos based football administrator therefore charged the team to look beyond playing a third placed team in the round of sixteen but rather consider the rivalry between Nigeria and Tunisia and fight them to finish. Eagles must bring the title to our dear nation, Nigeria by the special grace of God” amen. Ogunfuwa prayed

Nigeria book a date with Tunisia tomorrow(Sunday) at Stade Roumde Adjia Stadium, Garoua Cameroon by 8pm.

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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