By Tony Ubani
Sports Minister and Chairman, National Sports Commission, NSC, Dr. Tammy Danagogo has congratulated the Super Eagles on their “superlative performance” and well deserved victory over hard fighting Bosnia Herzegovina at the ongoing World Cup in Brazil.
The Minister particularly commended the players “for displaying the Nigerian spirit and emerging victorious” at the end of the energy sapping encounter which saw the team holding on to the first half goal scored by Osaze Odemwingie.
Noting that Saturday’s victory was Eagles’ first World Cup match victory since the France ’98 World Cup 3-2 victory over Spain, Dr. Danagogo said, “I pray they advance in the competition.”
The Eagles are second in the group with four points from the two matches played and they take on leaders, Argentina on Wednesday needing at least a draw to confirm qualification for the second round.
Meanwhile the Minister also thanked Nigerians for their prayer and support for te team, adding, “I urge them to continue supporting the team as they make progress in the competition.