Premium Times (Abuja)

25 January 2014

Nigeria/Morocco: Jonathan Lauds Super Eagles' Victory Over Morocco

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 Saturday evening in Cape Town in the quarter-final of the ongoing African Nations Championship.

The Super Eagles came down from a 3-goal deficit to win the match 4-3.

A press statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, said the President "applauds 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 also commended the courage, patriotism, determination and dedication to national service exhibited by the Super Eagles, 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 assures 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," Mr. Abati said.

Mr. Jonathan prayed for the success of the team in the competition.

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