See What Buhari told Super Eagles in Aso Rock Ahead Of World Cup
It was revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari o told the Nigerian national football team, the Super Eagles, to “play fair and clean” in order to win matches at the much anticipated FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.
Buhari gave the charge when he hosted the team to a reception inside the council chamber of the State House Abuja.He told the team that since they are going to represent Nigeria in Russia, they should “bear in mind that you are not just goingfor a tournament. With each game, you must remember that you are carrying the passions, emotions and feelings of over 180 million people.”“Play fair and clean but demonstrate the gallant spirit which Nigerians are known for,” Mr Buhari said.Nigeria is grouped alongside Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in the global football fiesta which begins on June 14.
“Nothing unites Nigerians more than football and nothing will gladden the people of Nigeria than for you to acquit yourself honourably by winning in Russia,” Buhari also said.The president reminded the Super Eagles that they are the youngest team in the tournament, which means they are “likely the most inexperienced team.”The president said “it is also something that you can use to your advantage.” He assured the team that they have the support and blessings of all Nigerians.Buhari commended the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), for drawing up the right programme that is, ”helping to refine the team to the powerful force it’s meant to be.”“This is our time, we look up to you to make us proud. All Nigerians join me in saying to you, best of luck,” Buhari said.