According to presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, “President Jonathan will host the TRANSFORMED SUPER EAGLES to a dinner reception on Tues. 12 Feb. at the Banquet Hall, State House, Abuja, 7 pm.”
Meanwhile, contrary to his earlier promise that he would be in South Africa if the Eagles qualified for the finals of the AFCON, President Goodluck Jonathan, will instead send a delegation to represent him on Sunday.
This was confirmed by Abati, who wrote that the president will be in London and Paris for official engagements, but has sent representatives to cheer on the team.
“Delegation led by Senator David Mark, incls Gov. Peter Obi, Gov. Isa Yuguda, Prof. V. Onwuliri, Navy Capt. Olubolade & Amb. Bashir Yuguda.
“Pres. Jonathan due to official commitments in London and Paris won’t be in Jo’burg to lead cheering for Super Eagles as he would have wished.
“He has charged the delegation to ensure the Super Eagles are properly motivated & in best possible spirits to win a resounding victory on Sun”