Buhari expecting WAFU trophy-NFF tells Super Eagles

By Mutala Yakubu
The Super Eagles defeated Ghana's Black Stars

The Nigerian Football Federation has urged the Super Eagles to beat Ghana on Sunday in the WAFU final because President Buhari is waiting to celebrate with the trophy.

Nigeria has not conceded a goal in the tournament and beat Ghana 2-0 earlier in the group stage, but will now face them in the final.

According to Secretary General of the NFF, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, President Buhari is eagerly awaiting the trophy.

“I am on my way to Accra with a message from President Mohammadu Buhari to the players and their officials that Nigerians back home are very happy with them.

In fact, Mr. President is waiting to celebrate with the trophy and the Eagles have to double their effort in making sure they beat Ghana in the final on Sunday,” Sanusi told the Guardian.

The NFF scribe hinted that a huge financial reward awaits the players and their handlers if they win the trophy, although he did not give details.

The Eagles made it to the final by beating the Squirrels of Benin Republic by a lone goal in the semifinal, while the Black Stars B handed a 2 -0 defeat to the Niger Republic.