- The President urges the team and their handlers to remain focused and win the cup.
- Buhari assures the players that Nigerians are praying for them to fly higher and get to the peak of the tournament
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles of Nigeria for another spectacular outing that made them progress to the last four of the ongoing Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity in a statement signed on Wednesday night immediately Nigeria defeated South Africa 2-1 in the quarter-final of the competition.
The three-time African champions will now play the winner between Algeria and Cote’d’Ivoire game.
“With a well-deserved victory over the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, 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.
“The President urges the team and their handlers to remain focused, disciplined and scale the remaining two hurdles to glory,” the president was quoted saying.
President also 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.
“President Buhari assures 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.”