Zenith Bank, a major sponsor of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has commended the Super Eagles for their exploits at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
With the three times African champions scheduled to play Algeria in the semi-final of the biennial competition on Sunday, the bank has charged the team to go for the ultimate price of winning the trophy.
Nigeria won two games 1-0 respectively against Burundi and Guinea in the group stage to become the first qualifier for the knockout stage of the competition.
They subsequently defeated the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 3-2 in the round of 16 and Bafana Bafana of South Africa 2-1 in the quarterfinal.
Expressing delight at the team’s progress, group managing director of Zenith Bank, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, commended the fighting spirit of the Super Eagles, adding that they have displayed the quality of champions.
Mr Ebenezer Onyeagwu noted that to have sent defending champions, Cameroon, out of the competition was good indication of the team’s readiness to win the AFCON.
“The Super Eagles have been amazing so far and we appreciate their efforts at the AFCON tournament in Egypt. After sending out Cameroon, it shows that the team was ready to take over the trophy.
“We believe they can go all the way and bring the trophy home. As an organization, we are going to continue to support the NFF and also ensure we boost the senior national team to get good results at all times for Nigeria,” he said.
Victory against Algeria in the semi-final will pitch Nigeria against either Senegal or Tunisia in the final.