27 March 2021 by VICTORIA ABAH
The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has extended his congratulations to the Super Eagles of Nigeria after they qualified for the 33rd AFCON tournament following a hard-fought 1 – 0 victory over fellow top spot contenders, the Squirrels of Benin Republic.
This is is contained in a Statement issued to newsmen by his Chief Press Secretary, Muhammad Onogwu in Lokoja .
According to the statement, the Governor who hails the team spirit, expressed confidence in the combination of talents scouted from foreign and home-based turfs, predicting nothing but a victorious finals for the team.
The statement describes the team’s fixture with the Beninois team as highly scintillating, hard-fought and deserving a reflection of the Nigerian spirit, the statement says.
It states that Governor Bello also pours accolades on the coaching crew led by the team’s Technical Adviser, Gernet Rorh and other staff who in recent times have led the team to several victories adding that their effort to stabilize the team was commendable.
The Super Eagles earned a qualification spot emerging top of their group with a convincing total of 11 points out of all games played followed by Benin, Sierra Leone and Lesotho who occupied 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions respectively.