By Chijindu Itoroh
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles on their victory on Friday over the national football team of Iceland in their second match at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The President expressed particular delight at the confidence, discipline, team-work and indomitable spirit displayed by the young Nigerian players.
President Buhari urged them not to limit themselves but sustain the current winning momentum by going all out against their last group opponent, Argentina, next week.
According to him, “I am confident that if our players believe in themselves, they can qualify out of their difficult group and even go very far in the tournament,” adding that “with determination, nothing is impossible.”
The President urged all Nigerians to continue to rally round the Nigerian ambassadors with their prayers and other forms of support.
In the same vein, the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has congratulated the Super Eagles of Nigeria on their victory over Iceland in their second group game at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Ekweremadu said the Eagles manifested the true Nigerian spirit, noting, however, that they should not relent, but bring out the best in them in order to book a place in the round of 16.
“I congratulate the Super Eagles on this resounding victory. I am happy that they overcame their demoralising loss to Croatia and a disappointing first half against Iceland to give Nigerians and Africans something to cheer.
“However, we are obviously not in the round of 16 yet. The Super Eagles should rather see this superlative win as a motivation to fly over a wounded and demystified Argentine team. The Super Eagles can do it. They understand the Argentine team, having confronted them in previous World Cup events and also beating them in the friendly ahead of the mundial”, he added.
He urged Nigerians to continue to support and pray for the team.