THE President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, will lead the Federal Government delegation to cheer the Super Eagles to victory in the 2010 FIFA World Cup fiesta holding in South Africa.
The team according to a circular by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Alhaji Ahmed Yayale, departed Nigeria on Wednesday ahead of the opening ceremony on Friday, in Johannesburg.
Members of the delegation include Governor Bukola Saraki of Kwara State, Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State and Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State.
Others are, Ministers of Youth Development, Senator Akinlabi Olasunkanmi, Josephine Anenih of Women Affairs, Professor Dora Akunyili of Information and Communications and Alhaji Abubakar Mohammed of Culture and Tourism, while former Secretary of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Alhaji Sani Toro serves as Secretary.
Senator Mark has therefore urged the Nigerian lads to display good technique and team spirit saying; â€œWith their experiences and commitment in the field of play, our representatives in the championship can make the nation proud again. All they need to do is to be more focused, dogged and aim for greater height in the tournament.â€
The President of the Senate tasked the Super Eagles to fly high above their counterparts and bring glory to Nigeria.
He called on Nigerians to support the players in their prayers while imploring the coaching crew led by coach Lar Lagerback to remain focused and steadfast.