President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday congratulated the Super Eagles of Nigeria for making progress in the ongoing 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt, after defeating the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.
A statement from the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja,noted that the president acknowledged the hardwork, team spirit and sportsmanship the Eagles had exhibited in the tournament.
The president said such virtues were good signs for a team destined to excel, but added however, that there were more hurdles to scale before lifting the trophy.
He urged the team and their handlers to remain focused and determined and assured them of the fervent prayers and support of all Nigerians.
Nigeria ousted holders and bitter rivals Cameroon from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as they scored twice in three minutes to come from behind to win a thrilling last-16 match 3-2 on Saturday.
The Super Eagles will play the Bafana Bafana of Saturday in the quarter finals.