FG Plans Big Reception For 1980 Green Eagles

By Daily Sports on March 24, 2020

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Youth and Sports Minister, Sunday Dare has lavished praises on the 1980 class of the senior national football team, the Green Eagles, who won Nigeria’s first continental trophy 40 years ago in Lagos.

Exactly 40 years ago yesterday, the Green Eagles, led by Christian Chukwu, defeated Algeria 3-0 in Lagos to cart home the African Cup of Nations for the first time.

Speaking on the 40-year anniversary of the victory, Dare said, “We salute the gallantry of the victorious 1980 Nations Cup winning Green Eagles for bringing glory and honour to our fatherland.

“Their feat opened a new chapter in the history of Nigerian football and inspired generations of younger players to excel on the field of play. They not only arrested the attention of world football, they opened opportunities for others to pursue professional football.

“A big congratulations to all members of that great team for winning the Nations Cup for the first time on home soil. Their achievement brings fond memories to us about the never say die Nigerian spirit.”

Dare said the government had planned to celebrate the 40-year anniversary by honouring members of the epoch making team, but this was put on hold due to the outbreak of the Covid-19, which has led to the suspension of all sporting activities.

“We were planning to celebrate this anniversary in style in honour of these great patriots, but due to the Covid-19 scourge, we had to put it on hold.

“Once the situation returns to normal, we shall celebrate these worthy Nigerians. We shall continue to honour those that have won laurels for our great country. Their immense sacrifice cannot be forgotten.”

Speaking in the same vein, Nigerian Football Ambassador, Daniel Amokachi described the team as more talented than the 1994 Nations Cup Super Eagles squad.

“The 1980 Green Eagles are the most talented Nigerian team, they were even better than the 1994 Squad that a lot of Nigerians considered very talented. This team is under celebrated.

“Imagine a team that had Best Ogedegbe, Kadiri Ikhana, Muda Lawal, Segun Odegbami, Adokiye Amiesimaka, Christian Chukwu, Tunde Bamidele, Aloysius Atuegbu, Segun Odegbami and Henry Nwosu, among others. (The Guardian)

•PHOTO: Green Eagles players 

 

Source Daily Sports

Posted March 24, 2020


 

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