The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has congratulated the Nigeria’s Super Eagle for qualifying into the semi final stage of the African Cup of Nation (AfCON) by beating South Africa 2-1 in Egypt.
In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mohammed Isa, Lawan said the victory of the Eagles has reinforced the confidence of Nigerians in the team to win the trophy.
He noted that, “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”.
He charged them 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 no to relent in their support and prayers for the national team to emerge as winner of the tournament.