STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE
President Goodluck Jonathan heartily congratulates the Super Eagles of Nigeria on their exhilarating come-back victory over their Moroccan counterparts this evening in Cape Town in the quarter-finals of the ongoing African Nations Championship.
President Jonathan applauds the indomitable spirit with which the Super Eagles fought back from being three goals down to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and win a most memorable victory with almost the last kick of the match.
The President commends the courage, patriotism, determination and dedication to national service exhibited by the Super Eagles today to all other Nigerians.
He urges the team to maintain their exemplary commitment to national duty until ultimate victory in the continental soccer championship for home-based players is achieved.
President Jonathan assures the team and its handlers that they will continue to receive the fullest possible support from the Federal Government and all Nigerians as they strive to add the African Nations Championship trophy to the African Nations Cup which Nigeria won last year.
He joins all other patriotic and proud Nigerians in praying for the success of the team in the semi-finals and finals of the tournament.
The Game’s Summary
Morocco 3-4 Nigeria (AET) – Goodluck factors – indeed
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
January 25, 2014