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Nigeria’s Minister of Sports vows federal support for Super Eagles’ 4th AFCON quest

Sen. John Owan Enoh, the Minister of Sports Development, reiterated the unwavering commitment of the Federal Government to back the Super Eagles in their pursuit of a historic fourth AFCON title set to take place in Cote D’Ivoire in January 2024. Speaking to reporters at Ilorin’s Tunde Idiagbon International Airport, he affirmed, “The presidency fully supports our aim for victory.”

Enoh’s reassurance comes hot on the heels of Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro’s release of a 25-man squad for the highly anticipated tournament. Emphasising the government’s commitment, he stated, “We are poised to make the most of this opportunity. The president stands firmly behind our efforts.”

Highlighting the national significance of a potential fourth AFCON triumph, Enoh underscored the pride it would bring to Nigeria, especially a decade after their last victory in South Africa. He emphasised ongoing collaboration between the Ministry of Sports Development and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to ensure meticulous planning and execution for the upcoming tournament.

“The Super Eagles’ quest for a fourth AFCON title is a testament to their dedication and talent. In tandem with the NFF, the ministry is dedicated to providing the necessary support for the team,” Enoh added.


In support of the Super Eagles’ ambition, the NFF recently initiated the “Let’s do it again” campaign to propel the team towards clinching their long-awaited fourth AFCON title. The three-time champions (1980, 1994, and 2013) are set to compete in Group A alongside host nations Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, and Equatorial Guinea.

The 24-nation continental showdown is scheduled to commence from January 13 to February 11, 2024, across six venues in Cote d’Ivoire, heralding a momentous event in African football.

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