Winning AFCON will renew our hopes in Nigeria — Akala

Rep. Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala
Rep. Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala


Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Youths in Parliament, Rep. Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala, has charged the Super Eagles to go all out to defeat Cameroon on Saturday in Abidjan.

The lawmaker said the win will be a moral booster for the team to ultimately lift the fourth African Cup of Nations (AFCON), which will be a spring board to renewing Nigerians hopes in the nation.

The lawmaker told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abidjan, ahead of the round of 16 clash at the ongoing AFCON in Cote d’Ivoire.

“As a nation we need hope, we need our hope to be renewed and I can tell you winning this match and ultimately the tournament will go a long way in that regard.

“I know our boys can do it, because we have seasoned players, but we need to go all out, play as a team and take our chances,” he said.

He said he has been impressed with how Ivorians have used the AFCON to rally national pride and infrastructural development

Alao Akala, who represents Ogbomoso North, South and Orire Federal consistency , urged Nigerians to continue to support the team to propel them to the finals on Feb. 11.

The highly anticipated clash is billed for the Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny in Abidjan by 9.00 p.m. (Nigerian time). (NAN)

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