The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have enlisted the services of Guinness Book of Records holder, Hilda Baci to empower the Super Eagles’ AFCON title campaign next year.
The football governing body revealed this in a promotional video posted on their official social media page on Monday.
In the video, Baci was presented with a gift pack with their AFCON2024 tagline “Let’s Do it Again” that contained Super Eagles and NFF branded merchandise.
“Thank you so much, NFF, “ Baci said in the video. “Let’s do it again with the Super Eagles,” she added.
Baci, who came into prominence after she smashed the world record for the longest-time cooking, is the latest influencer to join the NFF campaign after Big Brother Nigeria winner, Ilebaye.
It will be recalled that ahead of the 2024 AFCON in the Ivory Coast, the Nigeria Football governing body launched a media campaign to drum up support for the men’s national team.
The campaign, with the slogan, “Let’s Do It Again”, is geared towards inspiring Jose Peseiro and his Eagles to end Nigeria’s 10-year wait to lift the title again.
Friday’s friendly match between Nigeria and Saudi Arabia ended in a 2-2 stalemate at the Estadio Municipal de Portimao, much like their previous meeting in May 2010.
“We like the phrase because it gives us confidence and the go-go push. We have done it before so we can do it again,” team leader and defender, William Troost-Ekong noted.
“Winning the Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire is our goal and we have the team to do just that,” he added.
With chef Baci on board, NFF surely expect the Nigeria Super Eagles to cook other teams in Ivory Coast when the tournament gets underway next January.