Orange Africa Cup of Nations (CAN 2013) - President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday charged the Super Eagles of Nigeria to go all out at the Orange Africa Cup of Nations (CAN 2013) beginning in South Africa Saturday, according local media reports.
'You should make the nation proud. Your performance at the tournament must reflect the nation’s status as the giant of Africa,” the reports quoted Jonathan as saying during the Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja, the Nigerian Federal capital.
He gave the charge shortly after a presentation made by the Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi.
Abdullahi had intimated the President and members of the council of the level of preparation put in place by his ministry to ensure the team’s success during the competition.
The Minister, who spoke with reporters afterwards, said the Super Eagles were in high spirits and were well prepared to triumph over their opponents.
At the 19 January to 10 February tournament, Nigeria is joined by title holders Zambia, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia in Group C.