2015 AFCON Qualifier: Mark Hails Super Eagles’ Victory Over Congo

Stephen-Keshi-130206-Anthem-GL-300President of the Senate Senator David Mark  on Saturday  evening showered encomiums on the Super Eagles of Nigeria for the  2-0 win over Congo in the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON ) qualifier.

Commenting after the crucial encounter, Senator Mark said the Super Eagles have rekindled hope of the nation that they can still do the country proud in spite of the anxiety  being expressed by soccer loving Nigerians.

The Senate President however charged the government of Congo and the Nigerian Embassy in that country to ensure the security and safety of our players and officials  judging by the unfriendly behavior of the Congolese fans.

He told the Stephen Keshi led team to remain focused and determined to qualify smoothly for the AFCON 2015 saying that all Nigerians now have reasons to be proud of them.

Senator Mark again underscored the importance government and people of Nigeria attaches to sports especially football as the needed tonic for peace and unity .

The National Assembly under him , he reiterated will continue to give priority attention in terms of adequate budgetary allocation to sports  “so that we can continue to excel in sports meet”.

He specifically told Keshi not to be discouraged by attacks or criticisms but should rather ginger him to improve and indeed excel.

Senator Mark  reminded the Super Eagles and their handlers of the pride of being an African Champion which he stressed  must not be taken for granted.

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