Buhari Congratulates Super Eagles, Says Victory Is 57th Independence Anniversary Gift

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have received praises from the President of the Federal Republic, Muhammadu Buhari, after their 1-0 victory over Zambia to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
It was Alex Iwobi who made the difference in the game played at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo on Saturday evening.

The President, who described the hard-earned victory as “very sweet, soothing and a 57th Independence Anniversary gift to the nation,” applauded the team for the feat of making Nigeria the first African country to qualify for Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament, with a match left to play.

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Buhari also called on all Nigerians to “apply the values of perseverance, resilience, discipline, hard work and team-spirit” which propelled the footballers to excel since the beginning of the qualifying series, to all sectors of national life.

As it stands, Nigeria alongside Spain, Germany, England, Brazil, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Belgium, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and hosts Russia are guaranteed to be at the FIFA World Cup finals next summer.

The Eagles will play their final Group B game away to Algeria next month.


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