Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has requested President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to attend the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast and support the team in person, rather than watching them on television.
Musa conveyed this message during a Zoom meeting between the Super Eagles players and Minister of Sports Development, Sen. John Owan Enoh, on Wednesday.
Additionally, Musa expressed gratitude towards Enoh for his encouraging words to the team ahead of their crucial Round of 16 match against Cameroon on Saturday night.
Musa said: “We have a message that we are going to send to you [Enoh] to the President.
“We don’t want him to watch the game on TV anymore, we want him over here [Ivory Coast] to come and cheer us together. So this is our own message to the President.”
Enoh responded, “The president will come. I can assure you the president will come. He has told me when he wants to come andsuper my prayer is that gradually we are going to get to the point where the President can come. He will come. I will bring the president, he will come,” he assured.
Musa then said: “Finally, we really appreciate your words of encouragement to the team, thank you.”
Nigeria had finished in second position in Group A behind leaders Equatorial Guinea.
Peseiro’s men remain unbeaten in the tournament so far after two wins and one draw.