President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF Amaju Pinnick has called on the Super Eagles to rise to the occasion and do the nation proud in today’s Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final battle with South Africa in Cairo.
At a meeting with the players at breakfast, the man who is also chief organiser of the AFCON 2019 championship, urged the three-time champions to give their all when confronting the Bafana Bafana.
Pinnick also called on the Super Eagles to through winning, show gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari as a person, and the Federal Government as an institution, for all the ready support and encouragement over the years.
Pinnick, who is also the 1st Vice President of Confederation of African Football, CAF then presented the sum of 75,000 dollars promised the team by NFF’s Official Optimum Partner, AITEO Group, for their three goals against Cameroon in last Saturday’s round of 16.
Responding, team captain John Obi Mikel showered encomiums on Pinnick and the NFF, noting that since the advent of his administration, things have improved tremendously for the Super Eagles.