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‘Fingers crossed until we have the house keys’ – Nigeria's Shorunmu reacts to approval of 1994 Afcon promise

 

The Nigerian government finally took steps in fulfilling a promise to the Super Eagles team that won the continental finals 27 years ago

Former Nigeria goalkeeper Ike Shorunmu said he is waiting for a call from the Nigerian government to fulfil the decade-long promise made after their triumph at the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Super Eagles won their second continental title in Tunisia that year, following a 2-1 win over Zambia in the final and their success prompted former Head of State, General Sani Abacha, to promise the players and the technical crew houses in the country.

On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari made a move to actualise the 27-year-old promise by approving a memo sent by the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, to allocate three-bedroom houses to the former internationals and coaches (including the deceased) in their preferred state.

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