President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that he spoke with the Super Falcons and the Super Eagles over the phone before their respective games on Saturday.
The women’s national team are up against Germany in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, while the men’s team are playing Burundi at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
President Buhari believes it is a big day for Nigerian football, and so reached out to both teams ahead of their games.
“Today is an important day for Nigerian football,” he tweeted via his official Twitter handle.
“I wish our Super Falcons and Super Eagles the very best in their matches today, in the Women’s World Cup and the African Cup of Nations respectively.
“I spoke with both camps by telephone today, to assure them of our full support.”
Today is an important day for Nigerian football. I wish our Super Falcons and Super Eagles the very best in their matches today, in the Women’s World Cup and the African Cup of Nations respectively. I spoke with both camps by telephone today, to assure them of our full support.
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) June 22, 2019
The Super Falcons are seeking a quarterfinal slot in the Women’s championship – a stage they had gotten to only once in the history of the competition.
The Eagles are beginning their campaign for a fourth title in the continent.
Falcons game against Germany kicked off by 4:30p.m Nigeria time, while the Super Eagles will be playing later by 6:00p.m.
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