According to NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, the three legends will monitor the activities of the Super Eagles’ opponents leading to the finals in Egypt and report to Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr, and will continue their assignment in Egypt during the championship.

Okocha, Kanu and Babangida served Nigeria meritoriously as players and we believe they have the capacity to excel in this particular assignment. They will also serve as role models for our young team in Egypt,” Dr Sanusi told thenff.com on Tuesday.

The African football show piece which is takes place in Egypt in June sees the former African Champions in group B with teams like Burundi, Guinea and Madagascar and the NFF is leaving no stone unturn to ensure the team be in top shape going to the tournament. The former players have all played in the tournament and been successful and hence will serve as a huge moral booster to the team’s preparation.

The AFCON starts in June in the northern part of Africa, Egypt.

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