The Minister of Sports Development, Sen. John Owan Enoh, says he has secured N200 million for the Super Eagles of Nigeria playing in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations 2023 (AFCON).
Enoh commended the enthusiasm of Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State, the Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, and all members of the forum for their swift response towards motivating the team ahead of the semi-final match against the South Africans.
The Minister confirmed on Wednesday that N200 million has already been redeemed for the players through the Progressive Governors Forum.
Enoh said: “I want to thank the Progressive Governors’ Forum under the leadership of Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State for galvanizing and redeeming the sum of two hundred million naira only to the Super Eagles of Nigeria, who are currently in Cote d’Ivoire for AFCON 2023.
“The Super Eagles have shown immense commitment and tenacity through every match; this shows that they are on the path to conquer the continent again and bring home the coveted Cup of Nations.
“Therefore,we must rally support for them because upon their shoulders lies the enormous responsibility to make Nigeria, our great nation, proud.
“The Super Eagles of Nigeria are expected to take on Bafana Bafana of South Africa in the semi-finals of AFCON (Cote d’Ivoire 2023) at Stade Bouaké in Bouaké, Ivory Coast, on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.