What Buhari Said About Super Eagles Victory Against South Africa

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

Buhari also described the victory as “well-deserved”.

The president’s congratulatory message was conceived in a Wednesday night statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

The duo of Samuel Chukwueze and William Troost-Ekong each grabbed a goal either side of the half to ensure semi final qualification for Gernot Rohr’s team.

The statement read in part, “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.

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“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.

“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.”



John is a University of Lagos-trained journalist. His views are always the end products of a deliberate search for information and knowledge. He has read almost every novel written by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Archer and Dan Brown. He is an expert Scrabble and draughts player who is also excellent at swimming. If you know the capitals of 45 African countries by heart, then you are exactly like him.

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