Following the draw, the Super Eagles recorded against Rwanda in their opening match at the on-going 5th African Nations Championship in Morocco, Nigeria’s Sports minister,Solomon Dalung had swung into action to ensure that they won the following match.

Hours before their second match against Libya he approved their full bonus for the draw against Rwanda on the condition that they secured the maximum points  against the 2014 champions Libya.

The NFF Second Vice President Shehu Dikko said  “The approval was simply to restore the 50% the team lost for drawing against Rwanda” as it earned them four points.

He explained that “The Honourable Minister should get the credit for that victory because his approval for the team to be paid full bonus for the Rwanda game if they defeated Libya meant the players went all out, knowing they would be getting two full bonuses with a win.

As Libya today lock horns with Rwanda in Tangier, the Super Eagles hope to defeat  the pointless Equatorial Guinea at the Stade Adrar in Agadir.

With four points in the kitty, the Eagles will top the group, they  would tackle the second placed team in group D on the last Sunday of January with the chance of a semi final in Marakesh.

Habeeb Adejobi


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