Ahead of tonight’s Round of 16 clash against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia, President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the Super Eagles of Nigeria to keep winning at the ongoing African Cup of Nations.
Buhari gave the charge in a video call with the Nigerian squad at the Presidential Villa Abuja, according to his spokesperson, Femi Adesina.
The President urged the Super Eagles to continue their impressive display at the tournament and make the nation proud.
“I’ve agreed to speak with you, our gentlemen, because we have been making Nigeria proud. You’ve been winning. Please keep on winning. Thank you to all the Nigerian coaches and, importantly, you to all the players — Kelechi, Moses, and the rest of you. I very much appreciate your efforts.
“The Federal Government is supporting you, and I say thank you to all the technical crew and the players. Please keep doing the country proud.”
On his part, Austin Eguavoen, Super Eagles interim coach, described the chat with the president as “a morale booster” to the team and promised that they would emerge triumphant against Tunisia.
“We are so excited that His Excellency, President Buhari, has come to speak with us this morning. On behalf of the players and the technical crew, I want to say thank you very much, sir,” he said.