Nigerian Senate President, Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday congratulated Nigeria’s Super Eagles for qualifying for the semi-finals of the African Cup of Nation (AfCON) after defeating South Africa 2-1 in Egypt.
Eye 9ja reports that Lawan, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mohammed Isa, reacted to the victory of the Super Eagles.
Lawan said the victory of the Eagles had reinforced the confidence of Nigerians in the team to win the trophy.
In his words, Isa quoted the Senate president to have said; “Your victory this night has reinforced our confidence in you to win the trophy for Nigeria.
“Nigerians have never doubted your commitment and patriotism in making Nigeria proud in the field of soccer, and I urge you not to relent until you achieve total victory”.
In his statement, the Senate president charged the team members of the Super Eagles to see their superlative performance since the commencement of the tournament beyond just scoring goals and winning matches, but their contribution in unifying all Nigerians irrespective of the divides.
” Football, particularly when it comes to our national team, has been our greatest unifier where the nation is put above all other primordial interests,” he said.
Lawan urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the national team to emerge as winner of the tournament.