President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday congratulated the Super Eagles for cruising into the Semi Final after crushing their Moroccan counterpart in the ongoing African Nations Championship (CHAN) in South Africa.
The Eagles conceded three goals in the first half in quick succession and ended the first half three goals down. The team however made a dramatic return in the second half scoring three goals before the close of 90 minutes. The Super Eagles scored the winning goal in the extra time, the last 30 minutes to edged out Morocco from the championship bringing scores at full time to 4-3 in favour of the Super Eagles.
In a statement signed by Special Adviser to the President on Media, Dr. Ruben Abati, President Goodluck Jonathan assured 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.
The President commended the courage, patriotism, determination and dedication to national service exhibited by the Super Eagles today to all other Nigerians.
He urged the team to maintain their exemplary commitment to national duty until ultimate victory in the continental soccer championship for home-based players is achieved.