President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigeria’s Super Eagles on their victory over the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
Buhari said he was joining millions of football-loving Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora in applauding the team for their victorious outing over the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.
President Buhari noted that with the exhilarating victory, “Nigeria is on the verge of qualification for the World Cup in Russia 2018.”
He called on the players to sustain the momentum as they approach the crucial second leg of the tie in Yaounde, on Monday.
Presidential spokesman, Femi Adeinsa in a statement said, “The President enjoined Nigerians who always see football as a unifying platform, to continue to pray and support the team to guarantee victory next week and make qualification doubly sure.
“He also commended the Akwa Ibom State Government for its continued support and provision of excellent hosting facilities.”
Meanwhile, former President Goodluck Jonathan has also joined many Nigerians to congratulate the Super Eagles in their bashing of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 4-0 in a 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier.
The former President noted that the Super Eagles have done much to unify the country.
Goals from Odion Ighalo, Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and Kelechi Iheanacho saw Nigeria condemned the Cameroonians to an embarrassing defeat.
Former President wrote via his twitter handle, “Football is a great unifier and the Super Eagles have done much to unify Nigeria by this win. I celebrate their talent. Go Super Eagles. GEJ”
Also reacting to the outcome of the game, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce said, “In these days of divisions in Nigeria we must thank the Super Eagles for provoking nationwide unity by this win. Proud of Super Eagles!”