AFCON: Buhari hails Super Eagles 2:1 victory over S/Africa

July 11th, 2019

By Chesa Chesa

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles for another spectacular outing that has confirmed Nigeria’s progress to the ‘Next Level’ in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Egypt 2019.

With a well-deserved 2:1 victory over the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, President Buhari believed, 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 urged the team and their handlers to remain focused, disciplined and scale the remaining two hurdles to glory, said a presidency statement minutes after match in Egypt.

“He affirms that the crop of players in the national football team represent 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”, added the statement issued by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina.

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