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Sports Minister Congratulates Senior Men's National team on Giant Movement in Latest FIFA Ranking

February, 15 2024.

Encourages all National team cadres to embody spirit of patriotism and excellence


The Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh has extended his congratulations to Nigeria's Senior Men's National team, the Super Eagles for their remarkable ascent in the latest FIFA rankings. The team has surged an impressive 14 positions, climbing from 42nd to 28th position in the world, marking their highest placement in 16 years since 2008.


Senator Enoh stated that this achievement reflects the dedication, resilience, and exceptional performance demonstrated by Nigeria's beloved Super Eagles. He commended the players, coaching staff, and all involved in their relentless commitment to excellence.


"This is huge and commendable. I am truly elated that Super Eagles days of reckoning are back," said Senator John Owan Enoh.


"We can do better in the next FIFA ranking with churning out positive results that will make the fans happier," he concluded. "This achievement underscores the talent, determination, and spirit of our national team. We are immensely proud of their accomplishments and hopeful for their continued success in future endeavors."


The Minister of Sports Development encouraged the Super Eagles to maintain their momentum and strive for even greater heights. He emphasized the importance of unity, teamwork, and continuous improvement as they embark on their journey.


He also encouraged all cadres of the National team to embody the spirit of patriotism, excellence, and determination, reiterating Nigeria as a footballing giant, across all cadres of men and women's football.


The Super Eagles will be back in action next month, as they tackle reigning world champions, Argentina in an international friendly.

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