President of NFF, Amaju Pinnick has thanked the governor of Delta state, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for his support to the Super Eagles. His appreciation is coming few days after the team qualified for the 2019 edition of AFCON. Speaking at a reception organized by the Delta state government he said

“We should thank Governor Okowa for not just chesting out for NFF but giving us everything we need to qualify for AFCON. I am a very proud Deltan. We have come to Delta, we have seen and we can testify that things are okay.
“In March, 2019, the Super Eagles will come back to Delta State to play with another international team, please, continue to support the Super Eagles”, Pinnick pleaded.

Dailytrust quoted the captain of the team, Ahmed Musa as also thanking the Governor for the huge support, stressing that the support was crucial to the team's qualification.

“We will love to come back here again and on behalf of my team mates, we say thank you,” he said, while expressing confidence that Governor Okowa will be re-elected in 2019 to enable him join the Super Eagles as Special Guest of Honour at AFCON in Cameroon.”

The celebration climaxed with the presentation of a signed Nigeria jersey to the Governor. On his part, the Governor redeemed his monetary pledge to the team for every goal scored.