By Toby Prince
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles for reaching the semi-finals at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
The Eagles defeated South Africa 2-1 on Wednesday to advance to the last four.
In a statement signed by spokesperson Femi Adesina, the President urged the national team to go all out for the title.
“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,” he wrote on Wednesday night.
“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.”