Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan has commended the Super Eagles for their wonderful performance that earned them the trophy of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament held in South Africa.
Uduaghan, who gave the commendation when the Super Eagles paid him a courtesy visit on Thursday in Asaba, noted that Nigerians did not give the team any chance of doing well in the championship.
He expressed delight that the team surprised everybody by bringing the trophy home and did not allow the situation to discourage them.
Uduaghan commended Coach Stephen Keshi for his leadership role and assured the team of the Delta government's support.
The governor announced that a parcel of land had been approved for Keshi and that the state would not only provide the land but would also build the house.
“We are not just giving the land, we will also ensure that we put the structure in place; this will enable you to visit home frequently,’’ he said.
Uduaghan called for the mentoring of young players “since it is the younger ones that will take over from the present crop of players’’.
Responding, Keshi expressed delight at being honoured by his state government.
“I am truly happy to be here; I am glad to be in my own state and whatever we did in South Africa was for all Nigerians.
“When I took over this job, my aim was to put smiles on the faces of Nigerians,’’ he said.
He thanked Uduaghan and the government of Delta for the land and proposed building.