Some Nigerians in South Africa have hailed the Super Eagles for their 4-0 win against Cameroon in a 2018 World Cup qualifier.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that with the victory, Nigeria still leads its group with nine points having won all three matches played.
Adetola Olubajo, Secretary-General of Nigeria Union South Africa, said the Eagles had done Nigerians in South Africa proud.
“ With this victory, I can smell Russia. They still need to work harder to win out remaining matches.
“ The team should remain focused and I am optimistic that with hard work and dedication, the Eagles will qualify,” he said.
Ifeyinwa Obi-Emedo, Secretary of Nigerian Women Association, South Africa, said she was overwhelmed with joy with the win.
“Each time the Eagles play so well, its like another decade has been added to my life.
“ The Eagles should keep it up, forward ever, backward never,” she said.
Collins Mgbo, Secretary of the Union in Limpopo Province, said the win had rekindled the hope and aspiration of Nigerians in the team.
“We urge them to continue this way up to the finals in Russia in 2018. I am optimistic Nigeria will qualify,” he said.
Ale Olorunfemi Joseph, a Nigerian resident in Pretoria, expressed joy with the Eagles victory over the defending African champions, Cameroon.
“ I also commend the President of Nigeria Football Federation, (NFF), Amaju Pinnick for working hard to ensure the victory of the team and eventual qualification for the World Cup.
Michael Evah, who lives in Johannesburg, praised the Eagles for giving Nigerians joy and hope with the victory.
“The Super Eagles have shown zeal and purpose with this victory. I urge them to continue and qualify for the World Cup. I wish the team good luck in their subsequent engagements in the qualifiers.
Ikele Odefa, a Johannesburg based businessman, said the Eagles had rekindled hope and put smiles on the faces of Nigerians, especially those living in South Africa.
“I believe that we have the team to qualify for the World Cup. The team should remain focused and continue with same determination,” he said.