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Nigeria’s Sports Minister affirms Presidency’s full support for Super Eagles in AFCON pursuit



The Nigerian Minister of Sports Development, John Enoh has reaffirmed the support of the Presidency for the Super Eagles’ quest to triumph at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), kicking off in January 2024, in the West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire.

The Minister made the disclosure to newsmen at the Tunde Idiagbon International Airport in Ilorin, during a visit to Kwara State.

Enoh emphasized the significant backing extended by the Presidency, stating, thus “we are hoping that we are going to make the best out of it. We have the full backing of the president.”

The statement underscores the resolute commitment and belief in the Nigeria’s Senior Men’s National team’s capabilities to excel in the prestigious tournament.

The Minister conveyed the collective ambition of the Super Eagles to secure victory at the Africa Cup of Nations again, a decade after their last triumph in South Africa. He expressed the Ministry’s collaboration with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to ensure meticulous planning and execution for a triumphant tournament.


With a resounding desire for success and the unwavering support of the Presidency, the Super Eagles of Nigeria are gearing up to showcase their prowess and determination on the continental stage.

The Ministry of Sports Development, in close coordination with the NFF, is dedicated to facilitating an environment conducive to the team’s success.

The Super Eagles are housed in Group A, alongside host nation Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea.

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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