When President Goodluck Jonathan visited the Super Eagles at their Training Camp in Abuja – Reactions & Photos

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday visited the members of the national football team, Super Eagles, who are currently undergoing training at the National Stadium in Abuja.

They are preparing for their qualifying match with the Lone Star of Liberia for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

During his visit, he charged the players to make Nigeria proud and win the match this weekend in Monrovia. He added that he would like to watch the 2013 AFCON finals in South Africa but can only do that if the Eagles win their match.

His visit has however been recieved with mixed reactions from Nigerians on social media. While some laud him for taking time out to visit the Super Eagles at their camp, others say it was a waste of his time and he should focus on more serious national issues.

If you ask me, I think it was wonderful that he did visit them. I only wish I could have seen him dressed in his jersey and kicking some balls around. That would have been fab!

In related news, the recent FIFA ranking has placed the Super Eagles of Nigeria as the 58th in the world and 10th best national football team in Africa.

What are your thoughts on the President’s visit?

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Photo Credit: NAN | Sahara Reporters

13 Comments on When President Goodluck Jonathan visited the Super Eagles at their Training Camp in Abuja – Reactions & Photos
  • Sexxie September 6, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Hmmmm! Nice but d prez and his entourage shoulda worn sports gears na! Haba! Chai! See my gov’s hair line receding…na wa o!

  • sylvy September 6, 2012 at 9:48 am


  • Mr.happylife September 6, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Great Job by the President, however , it would’ve been fun to see him put on a jersey YEAH!
    for the critics…if he visits, they’ll say “oh no why did He visit”? and if he didn’t visit they’ll say Oh no why he didn’t visit! ? hehehe..

  • Eugenia September 6, 2012 at 10:13 am

    great visit indeed to encourage d boyz.

  • kola September 6, 2012 at 10:27 am

    love what the president is doing, he is trying, but at the same time he should watch patience…

  • philip September 6, 2012 at 10:47 am

    thats a good job by our president, i which eagles the best of luck, nevertheless let Heaven be your dream and work towards it by love God and keep His commandment.

  • Tope September 6, 2012 at 11:25 am

    I bet that his visit was a huge encouragement to the Super Eagles and if he actually came dressed in a Jersey would have been a GREAT kill for’em!

  • Floxy September 6, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Great move by prezzo kp it up

  • Sydney September 6, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Has Ebele Jonathan even made an attempt to visited one of the towns that have being getting attacked left, right, and center, by Boko Haram?

  • brandigest September 6, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    As a private student of governance, I know that great Leaders dress like their target audience for more impact and direct motivation. Did you see Obama visit the US Olympic basketball Team before they left for London? He dressed youthful. That’s the point, man is a psychological being, you have to come down to his own social status or sort to inspire him. GEJ doesn’t need to wear a Jersey but a casual T shirt with folded sleeve, and reduced presidential air could have made huge kill. Obama made Kobe promise only but Gold, GEJ should inspire them to die on the pitch by is presence not to to appear like a president on a popularity campaign. I pray it was engaging more than we see on the pics.

  • ugbe September 6, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    our president is aging soo fast …God please give him the strength and wisdom u gave to solomon> Amen

  • konnie September 6, 2012 at 6:31 pm


  • White Fox February 15, 2013 at 11:55 am

    kudos to all the wonderful Nigerians here who didn’t criticize out of hate or cheap politics but saw the bigger picture in that this country belongs to us all. The President did a lot to inspire the victory we all now cherish so much but yet a lot of people on social media castigated and insulted him back then. On the Sunday that we lifted that trophy were we not all, at least for a split second, united in common purpose and Love? Mr. President, the way some of us saw u start the process with the Super Eagles which led to this victory, is the way we see u have started the process in some other sectors, the fruit of which will we will all soon celebrate.

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