President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles for yet another spectacular outing that has confirmed Nigeria’s progress to the Next Level in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Egypt 2019.
In a released made available to Inklinetimes, signed by the Special Adviser to the President(Media &Publicity), Femi Adesina, President Buhari believes, like millions of other sports-loving Nigerians, that the mission of having the trophy in our hands for the fourth time is almost accomplished for the high flying Eagles.
According to him, ” With a well-deserved victory over the Bafana Bafana of South Africa the team and their handlers should remain focused, disciplined and scale the remaining two hurdles to glory”.
He further affirmed that the crop of players in the national football team represents the resilient and indomitable Nigerian spirit, which must be reflected in all other areas of national life.
The President also assured the players that Nigerians are praying for them to fly higher and get to the peak of the tournament, knowing that the taste of victory is sweet and what they have achieved so far is pleasing to Nigerians irrespective of ethnic, religious or political inclination.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria last night defeated South Africa’s Bafana Bafana courtesy of Chukwuezie’s 27 mins opener and Williams Troose-Ekong’s 89 mins back breaker after South Africa had level in the 71st minutes of the game.
Nigeria is to lock horns with the winners of the quarter final match between Côte D’voire and Algeria later today.