Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the minister of sports development, Sen John Enoh have hailed the Super Eagles for qualifying for the finals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
In a message posted on his verified X handle, Sanwo-Olu lauded coach Jose Peseiro for his efforts to lead the team to success silently.
The Super Eagles defeated the Bafana Bafana 4-2 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 score line in normal and extra time at the Stade de la Paix in Bouake.
The Super Eagles will contest the championship match with hosts Cote d’Ivoire on Sunday, February 11.
“We did it!!!! So proud of our Super Eagles for finding that extra tenacity to push through. From Nwabali with the in-match and penalty heroics to Ekong to Osimhen for taking initiative to help us score in the match and to the silent hero, Coach José Peseiro, everyone dug deep to give us this one.
“Off to the finals and by God’s grace the Cup. For now, we’re playing @asakemusik ‘s Amapiano for the rest of the week,” he tweeted.
Similarly, Enoh has lauded the exceptional performance of the Super Eagles describing them as an “unstoppable force”.
He commended the players, coaching staff, and all those involved in the journey for their doggedness and determination.
Enoh emphasized the significance of their achievement in uniting the nation and inspiring future generations of Nigerian sports stars.
“It is with immense pride that I extend my congratulations to our beloved Super Eagles for their remarkable victory against South Africa.
“Their performance has once again demonstrated the formidable talent and spirit that define Nigerian sports. They have proven themselves to be an unstoppable force, and I have no doubt that they will continue to make our nation proud in the final and beyond.
“This victory is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and resilience of our sportsmen. It reflects the depth of talent present in Nigerian football and serves as a source of inspiration for aspiring young players across the country.
“The Super Eagles have showcased the best of Nigerian football on the continental stage, and I commend them for their exemplary performance,” said Enoh.