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Jonathan hails Nigeria's qualification for World Cup finals

17 November 2013, 15:48

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday congratulated the Super Eagles on their 2-0 victory over Ethiopia in Calabar, which earned Nigeria a slot at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.

The president’s congratulatory message is conveyed via a statement issued by his special adviser on media and publicity, Dr Reuben Abati.

The statement said that Jonathan joined other Nigerians in applauding the Super Eagles' determined performance against the Ethiopians.

It said that the president also commended the team’s performance in all the preceding qualifying matches.

It said that Jonathan also lauded the consistent commitment and dedication of the Super Eagles to building on their victory at the African Nations Cup by qualifying for the World Cup Finals and bringing further glory to their fatherland.

The statement said that the president urged the players and their handlers to rededicate themselves to excelling on the global stage, while reaching for greater heights at the World Cup Finals.

It said that Jonathan noted that with more hard work, dedication, resilience and further honing of their skills and tactics, the team could fulfil the nation’s dream of being the first African country to win the World Cup.

The statement said that the president assured the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the Super Eagles of the full support of the Federal Government and all Nigerians in their quest to win the World Cup in Brazil.



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