President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, second Vice President, Shehu Dikko and General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi were yesterday at the Le Meridien Cairo Airport hotel camp of the Super Eagles to lift the spirit of the players ahead of tomorrow’s third place match against Tunisia.
A last minute goal by Riyad Mahrez took Algeria to their first Africa Cup of Nations Final in 29 years and condemned the Eagles to the losers final with Tunisia, who lost to Senegal also on Sunday.
Team captain Mikel John Obi promised that the team would fight hard against the Carthage Eagles tomorrow in order to salvage something from the tournament.
“We are as disappointed with the result as our fans, but that is football”.
“We really and truly appreciate the support of the Federal Government and also the NFF,
“We are determined to go into Wednesday’s game with renewed commitment and hunger so that we do not leave this competition empty-handed.”
The Super Eagles of Nigeria will hope to bow out on a high with a victory over the Carthage Eagles in the Bronze medal game tomorrow.