Buhari congratulated the Super Eagles on their victory over Chipolopolo of Zambia
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has yesterday congratulated the Super Eagles on their victory over Chipolopolo of Zambia at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. The 1-0 victory ensured that Nigeria became the first African country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Buhari, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said the victory was “very sweet, soothing and a 57th Independence Anniversary gift to the nation.”
Adesina said, “As he joined millions of football-loving Nigerians in rejoicing with the players and their coaching crew, President Buhari called on all Nigerians to apply the values of perseverance, resilience, discipline, hard work and team-spirit which propelled the footballers to excel since the beginning of the qualifying matches, to all sectors of national life.”
“The President promised that the Federal Government will continue to support the team within available resources so that the nation will maximize the unifying potentials of sports in general and football in particular.”
“He enjoined the entire team and Nigerian Football Federation officials to remain steadfast and focused when they begin preparations for the global football fiesta in order to make Nigeria proud.”
“President Buhari urged public, private organisations and well-meaning Nigerians to continue to assist the Eagles as the team heads for a sixth appearance at the summit of football competition.”
“The President also appreciated the government of Akwa Ibom State for the invaluable support it has been rendering to the football team, describing it as worthy of emulation.”