Its being an awesome year for the Super Eagles of Nigeria as they once again showed that they are truely the giant of African Football. The champs defeated the Walyas of Ethiopia 2 – 0 in Calabar – bringing the aggregate scoreline to 4 -1 after defeating them at home by 2 -1 a fortnight ago. Nigeria now becomes the first African country to officially qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Here is President Goodluck Jonathan’s Congratulatory Message to the Super Eagles.
- Again, the Super Eagles have demonstrated why they are the Champions of Africa. The match today in Calabar was a master piece of great footballing. This is the sort of team work and synergy that the world has come to expect from not just our football teams, but from the general Nigerian society. With the type of play we witnessed today, the World Cup is within reach. I commend Stephen Keshi for putting together a formidable team and urge all our players not to rest on their oars as we march forward to Brazil next year. All Nigerians can count on this administration to provide every necessary support towards achieving set objectives for the good and greatness of our country. Congratulations to all Nigerians and may God bless Nigeria. GEJ