AFCON 2019: President Buhari hails Super Eagles’ performance

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President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles of Nigeria over their victory over the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in the quarterfinals of the ongoing 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The Super Eagles booked their spot in the semifinal of the competition after beating South Africa 2-1 thanks to a last-minute goal by William Troost-Ekong.

President Buhari in a statement signed by his Special Advisier on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said with a well-deserved victory over the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, he 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.

President Buhari urged the team and their handlers to remain focused, disciplined and scale the remaining two hurdles to glory. He affirmed 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 assured 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.

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