Super Eagles is set to meet South Africa on Wednesday in a quarter final bout, after beating the defending champions, Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in 3-2 match at the Alexandria stadium.
Speculations are that if all goes well, the match might be a great tussle like the one with Cameroon where the Super Eagles who started on a wrong foot later opened score in the 20th minute after a brilliant pass from captain Ahmed Musa.
In a goodwill message thereafter, President Muhammadu Buhari sent his congratulations to the Super Eagles for advancing to the quarter finals in the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Egypt after a notable victory over Cameroon.
The president’s spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement, said Buhari recognised the hard work, team spirit and sportsmanship that Eagles demonstrated in the tournament, describing it as good signs for a team destined to excel.
The statement added that with yet more hurdles to scale before attaining the final victory, the president urged the players and their handlers to remain focused and determined, assuring them of the fervent prayers and support of all Nigerians.