President Muhammadu Buhari and Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate , Alhaji Atiku Abubakar , on Saturday , congratulated the Super Eagles on their qualification for next year ’ s African Cup of Nations .
After the Super Eagles drew with the Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg , Buhari in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity , Femi Adesina , said he joined millions of football-loving Nigerians in commending the team for their performance against a very formidable opponent which earned them qualification with the final match against Seychelles a mere formality .
Part of the statement read , “ Having keenly followed the senior national football team ’ s progress in the qualifying stages , President Buhari is enthused by their confidence , sense of patriotism and professionalism, and commends these attributes to other Nigerians .
“He equally commends the coaching crew , the Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF ) and the Supporters Club , especially Nigerians residing in South Africa who turned out in great numbers to cheer the players, for a job well -done , and assures them of the unflinching support of the Federal Government going forward , ” he said.
Meanwhile , Atiku shared his congratulatory message via his verified Twitter handle , @ atiku .
He said, “Congratulations SuperEagles on qualifying for the 2019 AFCON . We will be here to cheer you to victory in the coming tournament . ”
See his tweet :
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) November 17, 2018
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