Vanguard (Lagos)

25 January 2014

Nigeria/Morocco: Jonathan Congratulates Super Eagles

Photo: CAF
The super Eagles made a dramatic come-back to book a semi-finals spot.

President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated the Super Eagles of Nigeria on their exhilarating come-back victory over their Moroccan counterparts this evening in Cape Town in the quarter-finals of the ongoing African Nations Championship.

Jonathan in a statement signed by Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) applauded the indomitable spirit with which the Super Eagles fought back from being three goals down to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and win a most memorable victory with almost the last kick of the match.

The President commended the courage, patriotism, determination and dedication to national service exhibited by the Super Eagles today to all other Nigerians.

He urged the team to maintain their exemplary commitment to national duty until ultimate victory in the continental soccer championship for home-based players is achieved.

President Jonathan in the statement assured the team and its handlers that they will continue to receive the fullest possible support from the Federal Government and all Nigerians as they strive to add the African Nations Championship trophy to the African Nations Cup which Nigeria won last year.

And he joined all other patriotic and proud Nigerians in praying for the success of the team in the semi-finals and finals of the tournament

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