By Augustine Akhilomen
Senate President, Bukola Saraki believes the Super Eagles deserve to qualify for the 2018 World Cup after beating Zambia 1-0 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on Saturday.
Goal from substitute, Alex Iwobi was all the team needed to automatically pick the sole ticket and also became the first team in Africa.
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki stated that the Super Eagles would represent Africa perfectly well in Russia going by their performance in the qualifying series.
Besides, he called for early preparation for the team in order to surpass the usual round of 16 hoodoo for good.
“I want to congratulate our players for the way they played throughout the whole qualifying
phase,” the Senate President said, “From the way that they continue to play and improve, it is my hope, and the hope of millions across the country that our Super Eagles will represent our nation and the continent well at next year’s World Cup.”
“Right now, we must begin to plan and work towards victory for our Super Eagles,” Saraki said, “They have made us proud on the field, now, the NFF, the Ministry of Sports, the sponsors, and all concerned stakeholders must work together to ensure that our players and the team thrives at the World Cup.
“As our players continue to make us all proud and demonstrate the greatness in our diversity, I want to also congratulate all Nigerians. We can truly achieve great things when we work and stand together.”