Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has congratulated the Super Eagles of Nigeria on their qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations following their 1-1 draw against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Johannesburg Saturday.
Governor Okowa made the remark in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, on Saturday in Asaba.
According to the statement, Governor Okowa commended the Super Eagles of Nigeria for their commendable performance against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa which earned them the much sought after qualification to the African Cup of nations holding in Cameroon in 2019.
Okowa had earlier motivated the Eagles into qualifying with a promise of $25,000 dollars per goal scored against the South Africans when he watched their training session at the Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba.
Okowa, having keenly followed the senior national football team’s progress in the qualifying stages, commended the team for their sense of patriotism and professionalism which has culminated in their qualification.
The governor equally commended the team’s Technical Adviser, Genot Rohr and the entire coaching crew, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) led by Amaju Pinnick and the Supporters Club, as well as Nigerians in South Africa who came out in their numbers to support the Eagles to victory.
He assured that Asaba would continue to be a home to the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
It would be recalled that Super Eagles of Nigeria trained at the Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba and departed for South Africa on board a Max Air Boeing 737 Chartered Aircraft from Asaba International Airport on Thursday.