Buhari, in a statement his spokesman Femi Adesina, joined millions of football-loving Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora in applauding the senior men’s football team for their disciplined, skilful and entertaining display against the defending African champions.
President Buhari noted that with the exhilarating victory, Nigeria is on the verge of qualification for the World Cup in Russia 2018.
He urged the players to sustain the momentum as they approach the crucial second leg of the tie in Yaounde on Monday.
He enjoined Nigerians who always see football as a unifying platform to continue to pray and support the team to guarantee victory next week and make qualification doubly sure.
The president also commended the Akwa Ibom State Government for its continued support and provision of excellent hosting facilities.