African Nations Championship (CHAN) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has 'heartily' congratulated the country's home-based Super Eagles on their 'exhilarating come-back victory' over their Moroccan counterparts Saturday in Cape Town, South Africa, in the quarter-finals of the ongoing African Nations Championship (CHAN).
A presidency statement obtained by PANA here said President Jonathan applauded the indomitable spirit with which the Super Eagles fought back from being three goals down to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and win a most memorable victory with almost the last kick of the match.
'The President commends the courage, patriotism, determination and dedication to national service exhibited by the Super Eagles today to all other Nigerians.
'He urges the team to maintain their exemplary commitment to national duty until ultimate victory in the continental soccer championship for home-based players is achieved,' said the statement, signed by presidential spokesman Reuben Abati.
President Jonathan assures the team and its handlers that they would continue to receive the fullest possible support from the Federal Government and all Nigerians as they strive to add the African Nations Championship trophy to the African Nations Cup which Nigeria won last year.
PANA reports that the victory propelled Nigeria to the semi-finals of the tournament, exclusively designed for players in Africa's national championships.