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8 Oct 2017

President Buhari Congratulates Super Eagles For Defeating Zambia

President Muhammadu Buhari has
congratulated the Super Eagles on their victory
over the Chipolopolo of Zambia at the Godswill
Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom
A statement by his Special Adviser on Media
and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina reads, “As he
joined millions of football-loving Nigerians in
rejoicing with the players and their coaching
crew, President Buhari 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 matches, to all
sectors of national life.
“The President promised that the Federal
Government will continue to support the team
within available resources so that the nation will
maximise the unifying potentials of sports in
general and football in particular.
“He enjoined the entire team and Nigerian
Football Federation officials to remain steadfast
and focused when they begin preparations for
the global football fiesta in order to make
Nigeria proud.
“President Buhari urged public, private
organisations and well-meaning Nigerians to
continue to assist the Super Eagles as the
team heads for a sixth appearance at the
summit of football competition.
“The President also appreciated the government
of Akwa Ibom State for the invaluable support it
has been rendering to the football team,
describing it as worthy of emulation.”

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