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Buhari salutes Super Eagles for humbling Lions of Cameroon


Nigeria’s players celebrate after scoring a goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying football match between Nigeria and Cameroon at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, southern Nigeria, on September 1, 2017. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday congratulated the Super Eagles for their impressive win over the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

The President joined millions of football-loving Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora in applauding the senior men’s football team for their disciplined, skillful and entertaining display against the defending African champions.

President Buhari, while noting that with the exhilarating victory, Nigeria is on the verge of qualification for the World Cup in Russia 2018, urged the players to sustain the momentum as they approach the crucial second leg of the tie in Yaounde on Monday.


The President in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina enjoined Nigerians, who always see football as a unifying platform, to continue to pray and support the team to guarantee victory next week and make qualification doubly sure.

He also commended the Akwa Ibom State Government for its continued support and provision of excellent hosting facilities.

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