Updated: February 28, 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari heartily congratulated the Super Eagles of Nigeria on their victory Friday over the national team of Iceland in their second match at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0. The victory has given Africa’s most populous nation another opportunity to advance to the second round of the World Cup.
The two goals came from Ahmed Musa in the second half. The 26-year-old became the first Nigerian to score in two World Cups.
The Leicester City forward went on loan to CSKA Moscow in January.
President Buhari expressed particular delight at “the confidence, discipline, team-work and indomitable spirit displayed by the young Nigerian players”.
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President Buhari urged them not to limit themselves but sustain the current winning momentum by going all out against their last group opponent, Argentina, next week.
According to him, “I am confident that if our players believe in themselves, they can qualify out of their difficult group and even go very far in the tournament,” adding that “with determination, nothing is impossible.”
“The President urges all Nigerians to continue to rally round the Nigerian ambassadors with their prayers and other forms of support,” the presidency said in statement by spokesman Femi Adesina.