President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles of Nigeria for defeating the Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON), Hope for Nigeria Online reports.
Igbere TV reports that the Super Eagles had on Wednesday thrashed their opponent to qualify for the next round, semi finals.
The President’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement by his Senior Spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, a copy of which was obtained by Hope for Nigeria Online.
Taking to Twitter, Shehu wrote;
“President @MBuhari congratulates the @NGSuperEagles for another spectacular outing that has confirmed Nigeria’s progress to the Next Level in the Africa Cup of Nations (#AFCON) Egypt 2019. #NGARSA
“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.
“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.
“PMB 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.”