Rustenburg, South Africa - The chairman of the Senate Committee in the Nigerian Senate, Adamu Gimba, leading a delegation of assembly men, has visited the Super Eagles’ camp in Rustenburg, South African ahead of Sunday's quarter final clash with Cote d’Ivoire as part of the continuing African Nations Cup finals in South Africa.
Others in the delegation were the deputy chairman of the committee, Mudashiru Hussain, and members as well as Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Sports, Godfrey Gaya, and members.
They were led to the Super Eagles camp by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) President, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, who was accompanied by the Chairman, Technical Committee of the NFF, Chris Green, Director, Technical, Dr. Emmanuel Ikpeme, and Director, Competitions, Dr. Musa Sanusi.
Senator Gimba, who spoke on behalf of the Assembly men, said the team was delighted with the Super Eagles gritty display against Ethiopia, whom they defeated 2-0, and urged the team to move a step further by caging the Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire in the quarter-final match.
Responding, team skipper Joseph Yobo, who spoke on behalf of the players, declared that the team was delighted that law makers, despite their tight schedule at home, found time to come and support the team in South Africa.
He assured that the team would not let Nigeria down in Sunday’s crucial duel, adding “When we see top government officials like this, we get encouraged that we are not just here to represent our families but actually here for the greater glory of Nigeria. We thank you sirs for coming and by God’s grace we shall not let you down.'
The Super Eagles also took time off to thank the Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, for redeeming his US$ 100,000 promise to the team at a time many Nigerians had reservations about the team.