President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated the Super Eagles for qualifying for next year’s World Cup after beating Ethiopia 2-0 in Calabar on Saturday evening. In a congratulatory message released immediately after the game, the President hailed the determination of the players in ensuring Nigeria qualify for their fifth World Cup appearance.
“President Jonathan joins other proud and happy Nigerians in applauding the Super Eagles’ dogged and determined performance against the Ethiopians over the two legs of the final qualifying round, which ensured away and home victories, and also ensured that Nigeria will be at the World Cup Finals for the fifth time,” the statement from the Presidency read.
The President urged the team to look beyond their qualification, and strive to make a meaningful impact in next year’s global showpiece by exceeding previously attained heights.
“As the team and its handlers bask in the glory of being the first African country to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Jonathan urges them to rededicate themselves to excelling on the global stage and reaching for heights never previously attained by the country at the World Cup Finals.”


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