Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the
Super Eagles for an outstanding 3-1 victory over Desert Foxes of Algeria in the
African qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The President, in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday,
joined millions of football loving fans in the country in celebrating the
very-much improved national team for meeting nation’s expectations during the
“entertaining and action-soaked encounter”.
The statement was signed by the President’s Special Adviser
on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.
The President commended the team and its handlers for
displaying “uncommon strength, determination and high professionalism in the
onward and steady progress to the 2018 tournament in Russia.
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President Buhari assured that with the six points so far
gathered from two impressive wins by the team, the Federal Government, and all
Nigerians would continue to support them to make the nation proud.
The President also commended the Akwa-Ibom State government
for hosting the match and the fans for their good conduct and sportsmanship
throughout the game.
Following the latest result that Nigeria is top in Group B
with six points, followed by Cameroon with two points while Algeria and Zambia
have one point each.
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