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Former Sports Minister Sunday Dare hails Super Eagles after South Africa triumph

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By Monsurah Olatunji

Former Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare has hailed the performance of the Super Eagles for beating South Africa to pick the final ticket.
The three-time champions advanced from the semi-finals after defeating South Africa 4-2 in a thrilling penalty shootout while tournament the hosts booked their place after edging DR Congo 1-0 on Wednesday night.
Nigeria thrashed Bafana Bafana of South Africa 4-2 on penalties at the Stade de la Paix in Bouake, Ivory Coast and Hon. Sunday Dare has extended his heartfelt congratulations to the team, heralding their resilience and passion that has culminated in this monumental achievement.
The former Minister highlighted the importance of long-term planning and institutional frameworks that transcend individual tenures, laying the groundwork for sustained excellence in Nigerian sports.
“The triumph of our beloved Super Eagles is a testament to the resilience and commitment of our athletes over the years,” remarked Hon. Sunday Dare.
“Despite the opposition by the gallant Bafana Bafana, like the resilient people we are, you triumphed! Go on. Lift the trophy and return as African Champions!! Well done to the team & congratulations to Mr. President and all Nigerians.
“Seeing how the Super Eagles fought tonight Strengthens my belief that we can achieve almost anything as a collective. If we put the proper structure in place & cast our projections past our personal tenures for regimes to come, we will see more victories like this.
“As we bask in the glory of this historic achievement, let us not lose sight of the work that lies ahead,” emphasized Hon. Sunday Dare. “Let us harness the momentum of this victory to propel Nigerian sports to greater heights, guided by a shared vision of excellence and inclusivity. Together, we can overcome any challenge and emerge victorious.
“As the Super Eagles prepare to play the AFCON final, the nation stands united in support and admiration for their remarkable journey. With their triumph on the field, they have demonstrated the power of perseverance and collective effort, inspiring hope and optimism for a brighter future.”

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