RUSSIA 2018: Buhari, Jonathan React To Eagles’ Victory Over Zambia In Uyo
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles on their victory over the Chipolopolo of Zambia at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on Saturday.
This is contained in a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina.
The President, who described the hard-earned victory as “very sweet, soothing and a 57th Independence Anniversary gift to the nation,” applauded the nation’s senior men’s football team for the feat of making Nigeria the first African country to qualify for Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament, with a match left to play.
Buhari called on all Nigerians to apply the values of perseverance, resilience, discipline, hard work and team-spirit which propelled the footballers to excel since the beginning of the qualifying matches, to all sectors of national life.
He promised that the Federal Government will continue to support the team within available resources so that the nation will maximise the unifying potentials of sports in general and football in particular.
He enjoined the entire team and Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) officials to remain steadfast and focused when they begin preparations for the global football fiesta in order to make Nigeria proud.
The Eagles on Saturday in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital defeated the Chipolopolo of Zambia.
Reacting to the victory, Jonathan said Super Eagles by their victory have “exemplified the can do Nigerian spirit.”
Jonathan stated this in a tweet on his verifiable twitter handle, on Saturday.
“I am not surprised that you have qualified. Thank you@NGSuperEagles. You exemplify the can do Nigerian spirit,” he wrote.