President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated Nigeria’s Super Eagles over Friday’s impressive win over the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
Goals from Odion Ighalo, Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and Kelechi Iheanacho gave Gernot Rohr’s men a comfortable 4-0 win over the current African Champions.
Nigeria now tops the 2018 World Cup qualifying group with nine points from three games.
The president, in a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, applauded the team for its disciplined display and urged them to sustain the tempo.
The President joins millions of football-loving Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora in applauding the senior men’s football team for their disciplined, skillful and entertaining display against the defending African champions.
President Buhari, while noting that with the exhilarating victory, Nigeria is on the verge of qualification for the World Cup in Russia 2018, urges the players to sustain the momentum as they approach the crucial second leg of the tie in Yaounde, on Monday.
He also enjoined Nigerians who always see football as a unifying platform, to continue to pray and support the team to guarantee victory next week and make qualification doubly sure.
President Buhari also commended the Akwa Ibom state government for its continued support and provision of excellent hosting facilities for the team.topics from