Newly appointed Minister of sports and Chairman of the National Sports Commission, Dr. Tamuno Danagogo has lend his support to the Super Eagles as the African Champions battle the El Tri of Mexico in a friendly tie in Atlanta, USA.
Danagogo stated this during a telephone chat with the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, after assuming office.
The Sports Minister prayed for the Super Eagles’ success in the game and urged Maigari to call him at the end of the match, “so that I will have good news for Mr. President.
“Please tell them to go all out and win today’s match.
“I will meet with the team later and let them know the huge importance of doing well at the FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil.”
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation has congratulated Danagogo, a lawyer, who was sworn into office on Wednesday morning by President Goodluck Jonathan to replace Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi.
Maigari welcomed him to his new office and prayed for Nigeria’s string of successes on and off the football field, nay sports sector, to continue and even blossom during Danagogo’s tenure.
Maigari said: “It is my special pleasure to, on behalf of the entire Nigeria football family, congratulate you on your new appointment and wish you tremendous success in your tenure.
“Our football has been experiencing a renaissance in the past two years and we pray that it continues, and in fact get better, during your tenure.
“We hope to make your coming in memorable by charging the Super Eagles to go all out and win today’s international friendly against Mexico here in Atlanta.
“We have never beaten Mexico at full international level, so it would be historic for us to win today.”