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Saraki reveals how Mikel Obi-led Super Eagles sacrifice for Nigeria

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday night stated that Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi and the rest of the players have sacrificed a lot for Nigeria.

Saraki said this while speaking at a brief event with the team inside the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

According to him, Obi –led group are compelling role models, doing their job quietly on the pitch and accepting the rewards as and when such come without holding the nation to ransom.

He said, “I have been following the performances and general behaviour of this squad. I must confess that I am very impressed.

“We no longer have schisms and different camps in the same camp, and you sacrifice a lot for the country without demanding so much before you go to battle.

“From the captain, Mikel Obi to the newest member of the squad, I assure you of the love of the entire country and the well –wishes of every Nigerian as you go to the FIFA World Cup and in fact, in all your endeavours.”

In his remarks, President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick lauded Saraki for his proven love, support and encouragement for Rohr’s men during the FIFA World Cup qualifying race and even before.

Pinnick said, “The Nigeria Football Federation and this team are indebted to you for your huge support all the time. Your love and keen interest has contributed much to keep this team going and reaching for higher heights.

“I must note that we are lucky to have a manager like Rohr who himself is calm, focused and very dedicated to his job, as well as a captain like Mikel who is very humble and God-fearing. The sky will be the limit for this team.”

Also at the event were Senators Ahmed Misau and Baba Kaka Garbai, NFF 2nd Vice President, Mallam Shehu Dikko, NFF Executive Committee member, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau, NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, Managing Director of Transcorp Hilton, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, players and officials of the Super Eagles currently in camp for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Rohr’s side will face England on June 2 at Wembley, before facing Czech Republic in their final pre-World Cup game in Austria on 6 June.


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