Former Barcelona winger, Emmanuel Amuneke has thanked the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari for approving the allocation of 3-bedroom houses to members of the 94’ Super Eagles Squad that won the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Tunis, Tunisia.
Every member of the victorious team were promised a reward of a house each by the Federal Government led then by late Gen. Sani Abacha but it never fulfilled.
However, a memo by Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, on Thursday revealed that the President has approved the allocations of 3-bedroom houses in their states of preference, noting that six players and three technical crews received their houses already.
Reacting to the kind gesture from the president, former African footballer of the Year, Emmanuel Amunike said: “We thank the president for honouring us. Although most are deceased now, it will go a long way for the family. We sincerely thank the president Muhammadu Buhari and Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola.”
The players listed for the 3-bedroom houses 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.
Nigeria won the Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) for the second time in 94’ when a brace from Emmanuel Amunike secured a 2-1 victory over Zambia for the Super Eagles under the tutelage of Dutchman Clemens Westerhof.