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‘We Will Lift AFCON Trophy For You,’ Super Eagles Pay Tribute To Deceased Fans

by Maryam Olaniyi
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The Super Eagles have paid tribute to those who died while watching the Wednesday AFCON semi-final match between Nigeria and South Africa.

“Yesterday we lost four good Nigerians because of the game and hold a minute silence … They need our support right now and Insha Allah on Sunday we are going to lift that trophy for them.” The captain of the Nigerian team, Ahmed Musa, said in a short video while calling for support for the deceased families.

No fewer than four persons died, Wednesday night while watching the semi-final match of which one was a former Executive Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Cairo Ojougboh.

A viral video showed the coach Jose Peseiro and members of his coaching staff holding a minute silence in their honour.

A short prayer led by Chidozie Awaziem also followed the tribute where the 27-year-old central defender who plays for Primeira Liga club Boavista asked for God’s protection of Nigerians who will watch the Sunday’s final between them and hosts Côte d’Ivoire.

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