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President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles of Nigeria for making progress in the African Cup of Nations Egypt 2019.
The President who is in Niamey, Niger Republic, for the 12th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union on African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the First Mid-Year Coordination Meeting of the AU and the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), commended the Nigerian team after watching the team’s victory over Cameroonian football team.
In a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, President Buhari said he appreciate “the hardwork, team spirit and sportsmanship the boys have exhibited in the tournament, which are good signs for a team destined to excel”
With yet more hurdles to scale before lifting the diadem, the President urges the team and their handlers to remain focused and determined, assuring them of the fervent prayers and support of all Nigerians.
The Super Eagles had posted an emphatic 3 goals to 2 win over their Cameroonian counterparts to progress into the quarter Finals, while sending the Cameroonians home.
The Super Eagles has now progressed to meet the winners of the next match between host country, Egypt and South Africa , which comes up later today in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria.
Tony Ailemen, Abuja