Following a memo by Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, President Buhari has approved the allocations of 3-bedroom houses to the Super Eagles Squad that won the African Cup of Nations, Tunisia,1994 in their states of preference.
In a state house release signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, President Buhari approved the allocation of 3-bedroom houses to the Super Eagles Squad that won the African Cup of Nations in Tunis, Tunisia, in 1994, making real a promise by the Federal Government.
Six players and three technical crews received their houses already including the two Dutch coaches, Clemence Westerhoff and Jo Bonfere.
The promise was made by the regime of Late Gen Sani Abacha after Nigeria conquered Africa for the second time in history in Tunisia with the famed golden generation of Nigerian football.
The players are: Peter Rufai, Alloy Agu, Ike Shorounmu, Uche Okechukwu, Samson Siasia, Efan Ekoku, Sunday Oliseh, Benedict Iroha, Isaac Semitoje, Mutiu Adepoju, Emmanuel Amunike, Victor Ikpeba, Austin Eguavoen and Wilfred Agbonavbare (Deceased).
Others are: Uche Okafor (Deceased), Thompson Oliha (Deceased), Stephen Keshi (Deceased), Christian Chukwu, Dr Akin Amao, Stephen Edema, Col. A Asielue and B. Aromasodun.
This is the second time the president will be fulfilling a promise made to a Nigerian football team after it made similar gestures to the 1985 winning team of the maiden FIFA U16 world cup.