by Isi Esene
President Goodluck Jonathan has commended the efforts of the Nigerian Super Eagles to revive the country’s hopes towards qualifying for the African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea next year.
The President was full of praises for the victorious team over their courage and doggedness before an aggressive and partisan crowd in Congo where they ran away with a 2 – 0 win.
Read below the full text of the President’s statement has released by Dr. Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity.
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan congratulates the Super Eagles of Nigeria on their dogged and hard-fought victory over the Red Devils of Congo this evening in Pointe Noire which has revived Nigeria’s hopes of qualifying for next year’s African Nations Cup Finals.
President Jonathan applauds the Super Eagles’ patriotic, determined and very courageous display in front of a very vociferous, aggressive and partisan home crowd which earned them an emphatic 2-0 victory and placed Nigeria in a good position once again for qualification to defend the African Nations Cup which it currently holds at the next year’s finals, now scheduled to hold in Equatorial Guinea.
On behalf of all soccer loving Nigerians, the President heartily commends the Super Eagles for their winning performance in Pointe-Noire which has wiped away the disappointment of their earlier outings in the Nations Cup qualifying series and rekindled the belief of Nigerians in their national soccer team’s ability to bring further glory to the country.
President Jonathan joins other Nigerians in looking forward to seeing the Super Eagles complete the task of qualifying to defend their title at the 2015 Nations Cup Finals with victory against South Africa in Uyo next week.
He assures the Super Eagles and their handlers that they will have the fullest possible support of the Federal Government and the people of Nigeria for that final qualification match.