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President Jonathan pays Super Eagles surprise visit in Ethiopia

   Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan paid a surprise visit to the Super Eagles' training session at the National Sta...

  

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan paid a surprise visit to the Super Eagles' training session at the National Stadium in Addis Ababa ahead of Sunday's World Cup qualifier with Ethiopia.

Jonathan said he came to reassure the players and officials that he will remain ever supportive of the national team.

He urged the side to go all out for victory in the upcoming match, because Nigerians from all over the world expect nothing less than a ticket to Brazil 2014.

"I am sure that you will not only qualify for the World Cup but we are going there not to add up the numbers but to make an impact at the championship," he said.

NFF president Alhaji Aminu Maigari told Jonathan the team will not let him down, and called on the government to continue its support for the footballing federation.

Team captain Vincent Enyeama said the visit of Jonathan, who is attending the Golden Jubilee meeting of the African Union (AU), could not have come at a better time.

Enyeama promised that the players will show that they appreciate his concern for the welfare of the team with a good display on Sunday.

Jonathan was accompanied by aides, including presidential spokesman Reuben Abati.
NFF officials Chris Green, Musa Amada, Emmanuel Ikpeme and Shehu Adamu were also in attendance.

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