Tinubu Video Call Super Eagles Ahead of Angola Showdown in AFCON

Tinubu Video Call Super Eagles Ahead of Angola Showdown in AFCON

  • President Bola Tinubu engaged the Super Eagles players a few hours before their match against the Palancas Negras of Angola
  • Addressing the players ahead of the match, President Tinubu gave them his words of encouragement
  • The president's engagement with the Super Eagles players came hours after they were tipped by the former manager of the team, Gernot Rohr, to defeat Angola

Paris, France - President Bola Tinubu has been seen having a video call with the Super Eagles in Cote d'Ivoire ahead of their clash with the Palancas Negras of Angola on Friday, February 2.

The video of the moment was shared by the president's son, Seyi, who captioned that his father motivated the team ahead of their encounter in the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023.

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Tinubu calls to motivate Super Eagles ahead of Angola clash Photo Credit: Seyi Tinubu
Source: Instagram

Tinubu video talking to Super Eagles

Seyi Tinubu captioned read:

"Mr President @officialasiwajubat encouraging the team ahead of the AFCON quarter-final match with Angola."

See the video here:

Former Super Eagle's coach tipped Nigeria for victory

President Tinubu's call came hours after the former Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, tipped Nigeria to defeat Angola at the opening of the quarter-final games in the tournament.

The Franco-German coach posited that the Super Eagles of Nigeria would win their Friday clash against Angola.

He, however, warned that the Eagles must be wary of the Palancas Negras that have consumed some African giants in the ongoing AFCON.

Rohr stressed that the Super Eagles of Nigeria put up the best performance among the eight teams to qualify for the quarter-final, The Nation reported.

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He maintained that none of the teams has the best attacking and defence like Nigeria.

Buttressing his point, he mentioned the presence of the current African best player, Victor Osimhen, in the Nigerian team.

Rohr reveals strength of the Super Eagles

He pointed out that one of the strengths of the Super Eagles was the strong three central midfielders.

He then advised:

“To beat Angola, they have to put up very high spirit and solidarity because it won’t be easy, but in the end, the Super Eagles should go through.”

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Legit.ng earlier reported other predictions for the game between the Super Eagles Angola.

The two teams will battle each other for the next round of the 2023 AFCON on Friday, February 2, (today).

Source: Legit.ng

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