Director General of the National Sports Commission, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye has hailed the home based Super Eagles for qualifying for the Africa Nations Championship slated for January 2014, in South Africa.
Elegbeleye disclosed that he has absolute belief in the talents that abound in the country and vows the National Sports Commission’s continuous support to lift football and make Nigeria rank among the best football playing nations in the world.
The sports administrator congratulated the Nigeria Football Federation President, Alhaji Aminu Maigari and the Chief Coach of the team Stephen Keshi for pushing the team to the limit to achieve this feat and hoped that the Hone based Eagles would work hard to bring the CHAN trophy to Nigeria next year January in their first ever attempt just like they won the Africa Nations Cup this year February in South Africa.
‘The qualification of the home based lads for the 2014 CHAN is a pointer to the fact that Nigerian domestic football league is improving every season and this is a heartwarming development. ‘Apart from the fact that this achievement will provide a solid structure for our national team since we will now be having the nucleus of our Super Eagles from the home front, the entire world will begin to respect and take our local league seriously. This feat also will boost our team in FIFA’s ratings and the NSC will
continue to support the football federation in its various programmes like we also support other sports in the country.’