SENATE President, Dr. Bukola
Saraki yesterday urged the Super
Eagles of Nigeria to remain
focused after their superlative
performance in the ongoing World
Cup qualifying series which has
put them at a vantage position to
qualify for the 2018 tournament.
Saraki in a statement by his Special
Adviser on Media and Publicity,
Alhaji Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja
lauded the Eagles for defeating the
Indomitable Lions of Cameroon
4-0 at the weekend at the Godswill
Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, the Akwa
Ibom State capital and holding the
Lions to a 1-1 draw in Yaoundé on
Monday.
“You have proved your mettle in
the last two matches and came tops
in your group with 10 points,” Saraki
said. “Your win over Cameroon on
Friday and a draw with the same
opponent on Monday brought great
joy to us all.
“Your skillful display and sterling
performance has raised the hopes
that Nigeria will indeed join football
nations across the world to compete
for the 2018 World Cup. I believe
that the dream of relaunching
the country into the prestigious
tournament and making a mark
once again is attainable if you
remain focused on the national goal.
“No doubt you have surmounted
daunting challenges to advance to
this stage in this highly competitive
tournament. I must say above all,
that your individual determination
and zeal to excel have taken you
thus far. I cannot but urge you to up
your game as you meet your next
opponents,” Saraki said.
The President of the Senate called
on all Nigerians especially corporate
organizations to continue to support
the team with resources and prayers
that will see them qualify and also
make the nation proud in Russia

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