The remaining members of the victorious squad who have yet to be given houses have called on the government to fulfil its promises to the squad
Stand-in captain of the victorious squad of the Tunisia 1994 Africa Cup of Nations, Austin Eguavoen led three other prominent members of the team to the office of the Sports Minister, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi on Monday to discuss the house pledge the late General Sani Abacha promised them which is yet to be redeemed.
Eguavoen was in company of Samson Siasia, Victor Ikpeba and Ben Iroha on behalf of the other aggrieved members to see the minister and begged him to intervene on the players’ behalf for the Federal Government to redeem its pledge.
Eguavoen in his address to the Minister stated that “It is not our doing that the 1994 squad actually changed the face of Nigerian football. 1980 squad, you cannot just put them aside too, they did it before us, they won the Nations cup right here in Nigeria led by Christian Chukwu and then we followed the same feat in 1994 outside Nigeria that was what makes it a little bit different. And we thank God the present squad won the 2013 as well, it is a record.
The Sports Minister however assured the members of the victorious Super Eagles squad that he would personally discuss their grievances of not receiving the houses promised them with President Goodluck Jonathan.
Source: Citizens Platform
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