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AFCON: Mission of winning the cup almost accomplished –Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that the mission of winning the African Cup of Nation, AFCON, for the fourth time by the Super Eagles is almost accomplished.

The president made the declaration on Wednesday while congratulating the team over their victory in the quarter finals match against Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

He said their performance had confirmed Nigeria’s progress to the Next Level in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Egypt 2019.

With a well-deserved victory over the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, President Buhari said, he believed, like millions of other sports-loving Nigerians, that the mission “of having the trophy in our hands for the fourth time is almost accomplished for the high flying Eagles.”

The president urged the team and their handlers to remain focused, disciplined and scale the remaining two hurdles to glory.

He affirmed that the crop of players in the national football team represented the resilient and indomitable Nigerian spirit, which must be reflected in all other areas of national life.

President Buhari assured the players that Nigerians were praying for them to fly higher and get to the peak of the tournament, knowing that the taste of victory was sweet and what they had achieved so far was pleasing to Nigerians irrespective of ethnic, religious or political inclination.