Just like millions of other Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari is no doubt a football lover.

He watched the Super Eagles’ triumph over Angola, despite his busy schedules at the African Union gathering on Sunday as the team qualified for the semi-final of the 2018 Championship for African Nations in Morocco.

The Super Eagles have now done the job in the semi-final and qualified for the final after Gabriel Okechukwu scored the only goal of the game in the 16th minute.

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Their feat was also noticed by the number one citizen and the president has now patted the Salisu Yusuf-led team on the back.

“Congratulations to the home-based Super Eagles on their CHAN semi-final victory over Sudan tonight. Millions of Nigerians are rejoicing with you tonight, and eagerly looking forward to the final on Sunday. We are proud of you!” he wrote on Twitter after the game on Wednesday night.

In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari added that he is joining millions of football loving Nigerians in celebrating the spectacular performance of the team which qualified them for the final on Sunday with Morocco.

"Having keenly followed the team’s progress throughout the tournament with delight, the President commended their "hard work, dedication, discipline and indomitable spirit, which are truly worthy of emulation".

The President urged the players and the coaching crew to remain focused and determined as "they go for Gold in the final match on Sunday".

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