Eagles ’94 Nations Cup squad call on FG to deliver house pledge - disnaija.com

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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.

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