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Buhari salutes Eagles’ team-spirit, sportsmanship in Cameroon victory

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles of Nigeria after their hard-earned victory over Cameroon on Saturday.

The Eagles put up a big fight against the Indomitable Lions at the Alexandria Stadium in Egypt to seal a 3-2 victory in their last-16 clash.

Late first-half goals by Stephane Bahoken and Clinton Njie had put defending champions Cameroon ahead of Nigeria, cancelling the 19th-minute opener by Odion Ighalo.

Alex Iwobi then scored the winner of the game in the 66th minute moments after a second goal by Ighalo had scored again to level for Nigeria.

“Congratulations to our Super Eagles,” the President tweeted moments after the game.

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“We salute your hardwork, team spirit and sportsmanship. You have our full support on this quest for glory,” he added.

The Super Eagles began their campaign with a 1-0 victory over Burundi and also won their second game 1-0 against Guinea, before losing to Madagascar 2-0 in their final group game.

Having edged past Cameroon in the second round, they play again in the quarter-finals against either hosts Egypt or perennial rivals, South Africa.

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