PHOTOS: Sanwo-Olu visits Super Eagles before AFCON opener against Egypt

"Lagos and indeed the whole of Nigeria is rooting for them. We’re proud of them, and salute them for their dedication, hard work and resilience," he added.
PHOTOS: Sanwo-Olu visits Super Eagles before AFCON opener against Egypt

Sanwo-Olu visits Super Eagles in Cameroon before opening match against Egypt

Babajide Sanwo-Olu/Facebook

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has visited the Nigeria national football team, Super Eagles, in Cameroon on Tuesday afternoon.

The Augustine Eguavoen-led team will begin their journey in the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations against seven-time African champions, Egypt.

Ahead of their game which kicks off at 5pm at the Roumdé Adjia Stadium, the governor said he shared a prayer with the team and wished them good luck in the game.

He shared photos of the meeting in his social media accounts with the caption that read: "We paid our team, the Super Eagles a quick visit before their match to pray with them. I also gave them a pep talk, and best wishes from Lagosians.

"I let them know we’re in high spirits just like they are, and looking forward to a great start at the competition."

In an earlier post, Sanwo-Olu wished the team "strength, the speed and the agility of an eagle, may they also soar like the eagles they are.

"Lagos and indeed the whole of Nigeria is rooting for them. We’re proud of them, and salute them for their dedication, hard work and resilience.

"However the pendulum swings, they are and will always be our Champions."

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