President Muhammadu Buhari and Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday, congratulated the Super Eagles on their qualification for next year’s African Cup of Nations.
After the Super Eagles drew with the Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, Buhari in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said he joined millions of football-loving Nigerians in commending the team for their performance against a very formidable opponent which earned them qualification with the final match against Seychelles a mere formality.
Part of the statement read, “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 commends these attributes to other Nigerians.
“He equally commends the coaching crew, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) 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 assures them of the unflinching support of the Federal Government going forward,” he said.
Meanwhile, Atiku shared his congratulatory message via his verified Twitter handle, @atiku.
He said, “Congratulations SuperEagles on qualifying for the 2019 AFCON. We will be here to cheer you to victory in the coming tournament.”