Nigerian Government To Induct Super Eagles Members Into "Hall Of Fame"

Date: 08-02-2013 8:23 pm (9 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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The Federal Government will make the present set of Super Eagles players the first inductees into the National Sports Hall of Fame.
Sports Minister and Chairman of the National Sports Commission, Mallam Bolaji Abdulahi, disclosed this on Thursday night while addressing players and officials of the team.  The Hall of Fame was recently approved by President Goodluck Jonathan.



The Minister, who spoke to the team at their Garden Court Hotel abode in Milpark, South Africa, also said that the government has mapped out a heroic welcome for the team next Monday.  He was accompanied to the event by the National Football Federation (NFF) President, Aminu Maigari and other important figures in Nigeria sports administration.

He described the pride of the government at the exploits of the team so far at the African Cup of Nations and urged them to complete the job by winning the trophy.

“Victory is not everything but victory is the only thing”, he declared, echoing American football coach Vince Lombardi as he challenged them to go all out for victory in the final against the Stallions of Burkina Faso in Soweto on Sunday.

Maigari, on his part, thanked the government at the highest levels for the huge support the team has been receiving so far, saying that all obligations to the team has been met, thanks to express approval by the government at all spheres.

The NFF President revealed that he has already received words from President Jonathan of another tele-conference with the team before the final, as the last one had highly motivated the players and the President feels they need his tonic to excel in Sunday’s grand finale.

Head Coach Stephen Keshi, spoke in a similar vein, noting that the team has come too far in the competition to let its guard down.

Skipper Joseph Yobo thanked the Minister for being there for his team, and assured that the team has resolved to unite and conquer the Nations Cup trophy for Nigeria. 

“We will not let Mr. President who has been so supportive down and we cannot let our families and the people of Nigeria down,” he said.  “We are certain that the trophy will be won fair and square on Sunday.”

speaking today, midfield star, John Mikel Obi, declared that the strength of the Nigerian team is the togetherness and unity that have been missing in the squad in the past.

“We are together, united and playing for each other and that has accounted for where we are today. All credit must go to the coach who took a gamble on a very young squad, because I’m just 25 years old but am looking like the oldest in the team. This team will not only win the trophy on Sunday for the Nigerian people but will win many more trophies for a long time to come”.


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- ezchusa at 8-02-2013 08:52 PM (9 years ago)
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Thats my man Mikel speaking:D

Posted: at 8-02-2013 08:52 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ceejay890 at 8-02-2013 08:56 PM (9 years ago)
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Amen!!!!
Posted: at 8-02-2013 08:56 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- micc at 8-02-2013 09:11 PM (9 years ago)
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Ok
Posted: at 8-02-2013 09:11 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- cornelus at 8-02-2013 09:26 PM (9 years ago)
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I PRAY IT WORKS OUT FINE FOR NIGERIA,THAT THE GOD OF SOCCER BE ON OUR SIDE ON SUNDAY,
Posted: at 8-02-2013 09:26 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Solidstonez at 8-02-2013 09:43 PM (9 years ago)
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Alright

Posted: at 8-02-2013 09:43 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- etibaba at 8-02-2013 09:47 PM (9 years ago)
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wish the Eagles success

Posted: at 8-02-2013 09:47 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- osamabinladin at 8-02-2013 10:08 PM (9 years ago)
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God will do it for us on sunday
Posted: at 8-02-2013 10:08 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- paulohking at 8-02-2013 10:25 PM (9 years ago)
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 Cool
Posted: at 8-02-2013 10:25 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- osarobo62 at 8-02-2013 10:43 PM (9 years ago)
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which fame?
Posted: at 8-02-2013 10:43 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- dickman2 at 8-02-2013 11:01 PM (9 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 8-02-2013 11:01 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- bmygeorge at 8-02-2013 11:49 PM (9 years ago)
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Yes it's a good thing to HONOR our NATIONAL TEAM properly, but please don't let a boko haram member to be the pilot that will fly my BIAFRAN SQUAD back to Nigeria
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- zoe61 at 8-02-2013 11:53 PM (9 years ago)
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all the best super eagles pls show the world that u guys can fly
Posted: at 8-02-2013 11:53 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- iShoop at 9-02-2013 12:47 AM (9 years ago)
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Hall of Shame
Posted: at 9-02-2013 12:47 AM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- malvin2525 at 9-02-2013 02:06 AM (9 years ago)
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 Cool
Posted: at 9-02-2013 02:06 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- chidiex at 9-02-2013 03:07 AM (9 years ago)
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i believe God will do it Again and Again, Victory is sure in Jesus Name Amen,,,
Posted: at 9-02-2013 03:07 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- DJSNIPPER at 9-02-2013 03:39 AM (9 years ago)
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for sure it will work..up eagle
Posted: at 9-02-2013 03:39 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- onyenmeme at 9-02-2013 05:23 AM (9 years ago)
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just gogogo and give your best and god will finish it.after beating ivorians  silver is not accepted dis time just gold gogogo u can do it again
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- analyzation at 9-02-2013 05:34 AM (9 years ago)
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seriously, it seems we are oblivious of what 'hall of fame' stands for. rewards them but not with that yet. let the likes of Odegbami et al be inducted. JJ and Kanu may come much later, many yrs to come
Posted: at 9-02-2013 05:34 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Noble12 at 9-02-2013 05:48 AM (9 years ago)
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I dey watch una
Posted: at 9-02-2013 05:48 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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