Nigeria: Buhari Hails Team, Commends Spirited, Disciplined Display

Photo: Daily News
A soccer ball in the net (file photo).
18 November 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles on their qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations following the 1-1 draw against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, in Johannesburg, yesterday.

The President in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, yesterday, joined millions of football-loving Nigerians in commending the team for their spirited and disciplined performance against a very formidable opponent, which earned them qualification with the final match against Seychelles a mere formality.

"Having keenly followed the senior national football team's progress in the qualifying stages, President Buhari is enthused by their confidence, sense of patriotism and professionalism, and recommended these attributes to other Nigerians," the President said.

He equally commended the coaching crew, the Nigeria Football Federation, and the Supporters Club, especially Nigerians residing in South Africa, who turned out in great numbers to cheer the players, for a job well done, and assured them of the unflinching support of the Federal Government going forward.

The President wished the young Nigerian football ambassadors more successes as they prepare for the AFCON tournament in Cameroun.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Guardian

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.