ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has congratulated the Super Eagles of Nigeria on their qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations following their 1-1 draw against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Johannesburg Saturday.
Governor Okowa in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Charles Aniagwu on Saturday in Asaba congratulated the Super Eagles on their successful qualification after they missed the last two editions of the tournament.
According to the statement, Governor Okowa is pleased to join millions of football-loving Nigerians in commending the Super Eagles of Nigeria for their commendable performance against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa which earned them the much sought after qualification to the African Cup of nations holding in Cameroun in 2019.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa had earlier motivated the Eagles into qualifying with a promise of $25,000 dollars per every goal scored against the South Africans when he watched their training session at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.
Okowa Having keenly followed the senior national football team’s progress in the qualifying stages, commended the team for their sense of patriotism and professionalism which has culminated in their qualification.
The Governor equally commended the Team Technical Adviser, Genor Rohr and the entire coaching crew, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) led by Amaju Pinnick and the Supporters Club, as well as Nigerians in South Africa who came out in their numbers to support the Eagles to victory, assuring that Asaba will continue to be a home to the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
It would be recalled that Super Eagles of Nigeria trained at the Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba and departed for South Africa on board a Max Air Boeing 737 Chartered Aircraft from the Asaba International Airport on Thursday.