By Segun Oniyide
Super Eagles players and officials were overwhelmed with joy on Wednesday in Atlanta, USA as the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Aminu Maigari, handed over to them Certificates of Occupancy of plots of land promised them by the Governor of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke, for their triumph at last year’s Africa Cup of Nations.
It is my pleasure to present to you the Certificates of Occupancy of plots of land promised you by Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River State, a true lover and supporter of Nigeria football, for your victory at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, said Maigari
Governor Imoke has once more Proved that he is a man of his words. He said that he has something special for all if do Nigeria and Africa proud at the FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil. He also said he will be there in Brazil to support the super Eagles.
Imoke made the pledge when he hosted the players and officials at the Government House, Calabar, where the team had presented him with the glittering trophy. He also gave out cash rewards.
The land documents were collected from Governor Imoke and delivered to the NFF president in the US by NFF’s Director of Technical, Dr. Emmanuel Ikpeme.
Most of the players invited for the friendly against Mexico were part of the 23-man squad that won the Africa Cup of Nations for Nigeria for the third time last year. All the coaches and backroom staff present in Atlanta are also beneficiaries.