President Muhammadu Buhari has praised the Nigerian soccer team to the Rio Olympics Games, popularly called Dream Team VI, for their 2-0 victory over Denmark to qualify for the semi-finals of the men’s football event.
Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina, made this known in a statement shortly after the match on Saturday Night.
“Again and again, the unconquerable Nigerian spirit has come to the fore, showing that where there is a will, there’s always a way,” the statement read.
“This was a team that was not given much chance, but which has now advanced into the semi-finals.”
The president urged the Nigerian team to focus their minds on winning the gold medal and making the country proud.
“Go for it,” he said, “Go for the gold, and let the Nigerian banner be held proudly aloft once again on the global stage. We are almost there. Let’s go.”
President Buhari urged every Nigerian to pray and support not only the football team, but the entire Nigerian contingent to the Olympics, “so that the rest of the world will know that even in the face of economic adversity, the Nigerian spirit remains resolute and lifted high.”
“And this, we shall demonstrate in every sphere of our national life,” the President concluded.