Forty years after winning the most coveted football trophy on the continent, Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr. Sunday Dare has lavished encomiums on the victorious 1980 Green Eagles, Completesports.com reports.
Exactly 40 years ago on March 22nd,1980, the Green Eagles led by Christian Chukwu defeated Algeria 3-0 in Lagos to cart win Nigeria’s first Africa Cup of Nations title.
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Speaking on the 40 years 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…
Source: Complete Sports