With a well-deserved victory over the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, President Buhari said he believes like millions of other sports-loving Nigerians, that “the mission of having the trophy in our hands for the fourth time is almost accomplished for the high flying Eagles”.
This is according to a statement by Femi Adesina the Special Adviser to the President.
The President urged the team and their handlers to remain focused, disciplined and scale the remaining two hurdles to glory.
He affirmed that the crop of players in the national football team represent the resilient and indomitable Nigerian spirit, which must be reflected in all other areas of national life.
President Buhari also assured the players that Nigerians are praying for them to fly higher and get to the peak of the tournament, knowing that the taste of victory is sweet and what they have achieved so far is pleasing to Nigerians irrespective of ethnic, religious or political inclination.