The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has congratulated the Super Eagles over their 3-1 victory over hosts South Africa in an African Nations Championship game played in Cape Town on Sunday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the win helped the Nigerian side to book a quarter-final ticket.
A statement signed by Ekweremadu’s Special Adviser on Media, Uche Anichukwu, said the Deputy Senate President hailed the team as showcasing the “typical Nigerian spirit’’.
The statement also quoted Ekweremadu as saying the team showed “great improvement’’ and deserved the victory.
“I am indeed proud of the Super Eagles which we saw today (Sunday), for showing resurgence, character, a high sense of patriotism and indeed that entertaining football that stands the nation’s football out,” it quoted him as saying.
The statement said the Deputy Senate President then urged for prayers and support for the team, and also enjoined the Eagles to build on their current form and go all out to clinch the trophy.