Buhari leads Super Eagles celebration party against South Africa
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles for defeating South Africa in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Egypt.
The president lauded the Eagles in a congratulatory message issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Wednesday.
Buhari said that the mission of having “the trophy in our hands for the fourth time is almost accomplished for the high-flying Eagles’’.
He urged the team and their handlers to remain focused and disciplined to scale the remaining two hurdles to glory.
The president affirmed that the crop of players in the team represented the resilient and indomitable Nigerian spirit, which must be reflected in other areas of national life.
President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, also congratulated Nigeria’s Super Eagles.
Lawan, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mohammed Isa, said the victory of the Eagles had reinforced the confidence of Nigerians in the team to win the trophy.
He said: “Your victory this night has reinforced our confidence in you to win the trophy for Nigeria.
“Nigerians have never doubted your commitment and patriotism in making Nigeria proud in the field of soccer, and I urge you not to relent until you achieve total victory”.
The PDP commendation was contained in a statement issued in Abuja, by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan.
Ologbondiyan said that the victory was a “definite pointer” that with the collective commitment and patriotism of citizens Nigeria would surely surmount her challenges”.