Nigeria’s home-based Super Eagles have qualified for the semi-finals of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN).
The Eagles advanced to the next stage of the tournament on Sunday after battling from a goal down to beat Angola in Morocco.
Eagles looked on the way out of the tournament until Lobi Stars forward Anthony Okpotu equalised in injury time.
Gabriel Okechukwu completed the comeback for the Nigerians with the winning goal in the 110th minute.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Nigerian team on their victory over the Angolans.
The President extended his congratulatory message to the team in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant to on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu.
“President Buhari who watched the match in his hotel room in Addis Ababa after a long day of meetings which started at 8:00 am and ended at 5:30 pm wishes them the very best for the upcoming matches,” the statement said.
The President is in Ethiopia, where he recently told the audience at the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) that corruption was one of the greatest evils the continent was fighting.
Earlier before the football match, Eagles head coach Salisu Yusuf said there was no pressure for his team, but rather motivation to win their quarter-final clash against Angola.
While Yusuf noted that his team understood the mission and would execute it professionally, Coach Srdan Vasiljevic said Angola would approach the game with optimism.
Vasiljevic had also admitted he would be playing his most difficult game at the ongoing African Nations Championship when his side face Nigeria.