Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has charged the Super Eagles to continue their beautiful run even as he commended them over what he described as their consistent output and impressive victory over Guinea Bissau in the last match of the group stage.
The Super Eagles rested eight regular starters and still put up impressive performance that saw them winning all their matches and conceding just one VAR- assisted penalty goal in their second match with Sudan.
The Minister stated that the Eagles have posted commendable performances, exhibiting consistency in their run of play from the first game of the group through to the last.
“I salute the tenacity and resilience of our players and coaching crew that have made our resounding victories possible in the three group stage matches. We have seen our players take every game as it comes, with uncommon gusto and consistency. I hope they keep the fire burning and continue trudging on till we bring home the trophy,” Dare said.
The Nigerian team is billed to play its round of 16 game on Sunday, 23rd January, 2022.