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Members of the Super Eagles who won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia have expressed delight at the Federal Government’s fulfillment of the promise made to them for winning the title for Nigeria for a second time, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.
In June, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), allocated three-bedroom apartments to each member of the squad in their states of preference 27 years after their triumph, noting that six players and three technical crews had received their houses already.
Six members of the team (Augustine Eguavoen, Alloy Agu, Victor Ikpeba, Benedict Iroha, physical trainer Edema Steven and Daniel Amokachi) on Thursday, paid courtesy visits to two members of the Federal Executive Council – The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; and the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, in appreciation of the Federal Government’s fulfilment of promises made to them for winning the AFCON title.
“Looking back at the promise made in 1994, which is twenty seven years ago and our reality, we cannot thank President Muhammadu Buhari enough,” Eguavoen said during the visit.
“We are also grateful to the Honourable Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola and Sunday Dare.
“We remember those of our colleagues who are no longer with us like our official captain, Stephen Keshi, Rashidi Yekini, Wilfred Agbonibavre, Uche Okafor and Thompson Oliha and are happy that their children can now benefit from the fathers’ labour.
“This will also send a message to those currently playing that Nigeria will not forget your labours, even if it is late, it will never be denied.
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