By Dipo Olowookere
Members of the Super Eagles of Nigeria have been applauded by President Muhammadu Buhari, for defeating Algeria on Saturday in Uyo in the African qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Mr Buhari, in a statement issued on Saturday by one of his media aides, Mr Femi Adesina, thanked the team for “meeting our expectations during the entertaining and action-soaked encounter.”
The President said he joins millions of football loving fans in the country in celebrating the very-much improved Eagles.
Nigeria beat Algeria 3-1 in the game.
Mr Buhari, in the statement, also 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.
“With six points in our kitty from two impressive wins, President Buhari assures the team that the Federal Government; and indeed all Nigerians will continue to support them to make the nation proud,” Mr Adesina said.
He concluded that, “The President also commends the Akwa-Ibom State government for hosting the match and the fans for their good conduct and sportsmanship throughout the game.”
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