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AFCON: Buhari urges Super Eagles to continue to make Nigerians happy

The country’s national team narrowly defeated the Pharaohs of Egypt on Tuesday.

• January 12, 2022
President Muhammadu Buhari/Super Eagles
President Muhammadu Buhari/Super Eagles

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday urged the Super Eagles to continue to make Nigerians happy.

Mr Buhari disclosed this in a statement by his spokesperson Femi Adesina.

“Mr Buhari “urges the Augustine Eguavoen-led team and the coaching staff to keep their eyes on the ball, remain good ambassadors on and off the field, and give loyal fans and all Nigerians more exciting moments to celebrate,” the statement said. 

Commending the Super Eagles over their victory against Egypt on Tuesday in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Mr Buhari “assures the team of his unflinching support as they soar like an eagle to write another chapter in the annals of Nigeria’s rich football history.” 

The Super Eagles defeated the Pharaohs of Egypt by a lone goal on Tuesday, grabbing all three points to stay top on Group D. 

Kelechi Iheanacho fired the Super Eagles to their first game victory, scoring a brilliant goal 30 minutes into the game. 

Nigeria is Group D with Egypt, Guinea-Bissau and Sudan.

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