The Federal Government nominated a strong delegation on Tuesday to head the Nigerian representation at the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations tournament, which kicks off on January 9 in Cameroon.
Nigeria’s delegation is slated to depart for Cameroon on January 10, ahead of their opening match against Egypt on January 11.
The group is led by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and includes the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege; and the Chairmen of the Senate and House Committees on Sports, Senator Obinna Ogba and Olumide Osoba.
Meanwhile, the Super Eagles, the three-time African champions, will go to Garoua, Cameroon, for the AFCON competition on Wednesday (today).
The Eagles, who will be competing in Africa’s largest football tournament for the 19th time, will travel in from Abuja on a private plane to the northern area of Cameroon.
Air Peace will take them out of Abuja at 8 p.m. today, and they will arrive in Garoua at 8:45 p.m.
After finishing third in the 2019 edition in Egypt, the Eagles are looking for their fourth AFCON crown.
In Garoua, they are in Group D with Egypt, Sudan, and Guinea Bissau.