Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has gifted Pascal Patrick, one of the Nigeria Olympic team that won gold medal in Atlanta 1996, a new three-bedroom apartment.
The apartment is one of the 360 units of Prince Abiodun Ogunleye Housing Estate in Igbogbo, Ikorodu.
“We have here, Patrick Pascal (Super Eagles team coordinator), who was part of the team that won the gold medal in Atlanta 96,” Sanwo-Olu said while hosting the Super Eagles team at the Lagos State house, Marina.
“Surprisingly, what we promised him as a nation has not been fulfilled, but Lagos will fulfill that today,” he added.
Patrick will get a three-bedroom flat in Prince Abiodun Ogunleye Housing Estate, which I commissioned today (Wednesday).
Patrick played in 1998 and 1999 in four internationals for the Nigerian national football team.
Sanwo-Olu charged the Super Eagles to beat the Squirrels of Benin Republic and Crocodiles of Lesotho in the crucial 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifying matches.
He promised to support the team, tasked the technical crew and players to work tirelessly to defeat Benin national team on Saturday at Porto Novo and beat Lesotho during a match to be played at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on Tuesday.
Newsonspot.com.ng reports that the governor disclosed that his administration would build a stadium in Igbogbo and Agboyi-Ketu parts of Lagos, added that his administration will support all the local teams in the State with necessary infrastructure they need to boost sporting activities.
Speaking earlier, Coach Rohr commended Governor Sanwo-Olu for his support for the team and for putting the necessary infrastructure in place at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere for next Tuesday match.
He assured the governor that his team will win the two matches.
Also speaking, captain of the Super Eagles, Ahmed Musa said the best they can do is to defeat Benin Republic in Porto Novo on Saturday and also win the match against Lesotho in Lagos on Tuesday.
“You are a man of the people. On behalf of myself and my team mates, we thank you. You are a man that promises and fulfills them. The best we can give you is to win the game.
“I think Benin Republic have not lost since 2013 in their home. We will break that by the grace of God and come to Lagos and do our best to win the game against Lesotho,” he said.
Musa later presented Super Eagles jerseys to Governor Sanwo-Olu and First Lady of Lagos State, Dr. (Mrs) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu.