ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed Nigeria’s Under-23 team for defeating Algeria in the finals of the Under-23 Africa Nations championship on Saturday.
In a press statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant on Media
and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu President Buhari stated that the
players hard work gave them victory.
Noting that it would be first time that Nigeria attained such soccer
glory in the particular category, the president commended the Nigerian
sides for bringing laurels to the country.
“The boys have worked incredibly and admirably so hard to bring
national glory to Nigeria. Their tenacity and the passion to excel were
factors that propelled the Under 23 team to victory. They are talented
and determined young Nigerians,” he said.
He said his administration would give them every support and active encouragement to excel in the future.
According to the President, his government would always reward hard work and excellence.
He however advised the Under 23 Nigerian African champions to sustain the standard.