In the football encounter which took place at the weekend in Johannesburg, South Africa, the match ended 1-1 with the Super Eagles qualifying for the championship billed to hold in Cameroon in 2019.
At a state banquet on Tuesday held in honour of the Super Eagles at Government House, Asaba, Governor Okowa disclosed that though, the match ended 1-1, he saw the Super Eagles scoring more than one goal.
Governor Okowa disclosed that the camping of the Super Eagles in Asaba was a blessing in several ways. The Super Eagles trained at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba from where they departed through the Asaba International Airport to South Africa. Shortly before their departure, Governor Okowa promised to reward them with the sum of $25, 000 for every goal scored which motivated the Super Eagles to qualify for the continental championship.
According to him, “we are very happy that you left for South Africa from Asaba because you enabled us to witness the first international flight from the Asaba International Airport; I am truly excited this evening that we are hosting our dear Super Eagles as a state government and the Ugandan Team that earlier played with the Super Eagles at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, we truly enjoyed ourselves because the two teams played good football.”
High point of the event which saw renowned Nigerian born musicians and comedians performing was the presentation of a Super Eagles jersey signed by all the members of the team to Governor Okowa.