Football Nigeria - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated the country's senior national football team, the Super Eagles, for beating Mali Wednesday to advance to the final of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
In a tweet, Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati said the President hailed the Nigerian Eagles, saying: 'We are on course, Up Nigeria.'
Abati said the President received the news of the Eagles' victory aboard the presidential jet while flying to the UK from Egypt, where he attended the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC).
Ahead of the match, the President had phoned the players to urge them to bring the trophy to Nigeria.
The President is expected to fly to South Africa to attend the final match between Nigeria and Burkina Faso on Sunday.