NFF President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick has called on the Super Eagles to, through winning, show gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) as a person, and the Federal Government as an institution, for all the ready support and encouragement over the years.
At a meeting with the players at breakfast on Tuesday, the man who is also chief organizer of the AFCON 2019 championship urged the three –time champions to give their all when confronting the Bafana Bafana.
“We cannot thank our father, President Buhari and the Government enough for all the support and kind gestures. The only way we can repay their support is to keep winning and winning. This is a team that knows how to climb hurdles. South Africa is another hurdle and you will climb it.”
Victory over South Africa will take the Super Eagles to the semi finals of the biggest Africa Cup of Nations tournament ever held (involving 24 teams) and for which a Nigerian – Pinnick himself – is President of the Organizing Committee.