Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, has congratulated the home-based Super Eagles, after they qualified for the finals of the African Nations Championship (CHAN).
Nigeria defeated Sudan 1-0 on Wednesday, thanks to Gabriel Okechukwu’s first-half strike, to book a place in the final where they will take on hosts Morocco.
Dalung, who spoke with the Correspondent of the News in New York, urged the team to ensure, they bring the trophy to Nigeria.
“I want to congratulate the Super Eagles ‘B’ for their successful prosecution of the African Championship ongoing in Morocco with successive victories that have led them now to the finals.
“This is historic and they have the support of the Nigerian Government. They have the support of the Ministry and they have the support of the Nigerian people.
“The only justice in the circumstance is for them to lift the trophy and bring it to Nigeria.
“This is because Nigeria appears to be the only place that has accommodation for the trophy now.
“I want to also thank Nigerians for their support and encouragement and for standing by the team. Let’s ride on, Nigeria will be great again,” Dalung said.