The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off today in Egypt with a record 24 countries taking part in it. Expectations of soccer enthusiasts and stakeholders of the beautiful game is also on a high pitch.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria who are three times winners of the most glamorous soccer showpiece in the continent are one of the favourites tipped to claim the diadem at the end of the championship.
Towards this end, Nigeria’s Pillar of Sports, High Chief Donatus Agu Ejidike has joined the growing list of optimistic Nigerians wishing the team a successful outing at the championship.
In a statement released by the office of the Nigeria Pillar of Sports, the businessman and sports philanthropist urged the team to go for total victory and bring home the trophy at the end of the championship.
” This time, the Super Eagles are primed and good enough to win the championship in Egypt.
” The football authorities have given the team good preparations towards the championship. And like other patriotic Nigerians, I expect the boys to beat all comers and return home with the coveted title, ” Ejidike stated confidently.
Ejidike who is also a board member of Karate Federation of Nigeria, hinged his enthusiasm on what he describes as a sweet blend of experience and youthfulness in the team. Adding that this factor would greatly help the cause of the team.
Nigeria who last won the AFCON title in 2013 in South Africa, returns to the championship after missing out on two consecutive championships. And begin its quest to reclaim the title with a clash against Burundi, Saturday 22nd,June.