Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have donated N200 million to Nigeria’s Super Eagles ahead of their semi-final clash with South Africa.
Minister of Sports, John Owan Enoh, made this known in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Diana-Mary Nsan, and shared with journalists in Abuja on Wednesday.
Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State, who is the chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, made the donation on behalf of his colleagues.
Enoh applauded the APC governors for their swift action taken immediately he spoke with the forum’s chairman on the need to motivate the national soccer team ahead of the semi-final match.
He said the sum of N200 million has already been redeemed to the players by the APC governors.
“I want to thank the Progressive Governors’ Forum under the leadership of Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state for galvanizing and redeeming the sum of two hundred million Naira only to the Super Eagles of Nigeria who are currently in Cote D’Ivoire for AFCON 2023.
“The Super eagles have shown immense commitment and tenacity through every match ,this shows that they are on the path to conquer the continent again and bring home the coveted Cup of Nations.
“Therefore,we must rally support for them because upon their shoulders lie the enormous responsibility to make Nigeria our great Nation proud,” Senator Enoh said.
The Super Eagles will play against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in the first semi final tie of the 2023 AFCON at Stade Bouaké in Bouaké, Cote d’Ivoire for a place in the February 11 final of the competition in Abidjan