press releaseBy Bukola Saraki
Abuja — Victory at last, victory at all good costs, victory in spite of the rough start, however hard and rough the road may be, tonight we have
set a new history on a victorious platform.
When victory comes; joyful are the memories of past struggles.
Even though the eagles had a rough start, tonight they have made us proud, step by step, courage followed our hope and tonight the victory is ours.
Tonight, from the city centres to the remote areas, neighbourhood to neighbourhood, Nigerians are truly united and filled with joy as the super eagles have strived against all odds and brought us the African Cup of Nations 'Gold Title' to us.
On behalf of the people of my constituent in Kwara, I congratulate the super eagles on this well deserved victory, we are glad you made us proud and united us as a nation. I also congratulate the well coordinated National Sport Council led by Bolaji Abdullahi, a true Kwaran that has exhibited excellence in this capacity and also superior leadership by coach Stephen Keshi
I must also commend the Super eagles made up of mainly players from Nigerian Premier League, as owner of the only privately funded football team in the Nigerian Premier League, this is indeed a proud moment.
This victory is a call to other football loving Nigerians to join us and let's support our local league, let's build it so as we are champions of Africa, our league is also champion of all African football leagues.
Regardless of how we feel in any situation, we should emulate the super eagles by believing in ourselves and act as winners; even if we are behind, a sustained look of control, determination and confidence will give a mental edge that will definitely lead to victory as we have seen in the Super Eagles.
Congratulations Super Eagles! Congratulations Nigerian Football Association! Congratulations Nigerians!