President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio has lauded the Super Eagles for beating Angola to advance to the semi-finals of the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.
Jose Peseiro’s side qualified for the last four after a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Angola at Stade Felix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan on Friday.
Ademola Lookman scored the game’s only goal, thanks to Moses Simon’s assist.
Akpabio, who represented President Bola Tinubu at the crucial encounter, told newsmen after the match that Nigeria is unstoppable, adding that he was excited about the win.
“I feel very happy. Nigeria is a very large country with over 250 million people.
“It’s a great day for the country. We have now entered into the semi-finals.
“Angola couldn’t stop us. I think we are unstoppable.”
Also reacting, Simon Lalong, the Minister of Labour and Employment, who was also part of the government delegation to the match, said that with the much needed support and determination, the Super Eagles can go all the way and win the trophy.
He said, “Today we have seen it with the very powerful delegation led by the senate president and so we have to support them.
“Football always brings peace. It is only when you are playing football that you don’t know the difference between who is coming from the South, North West or North Central.
“So, today you can see that all of us are very happy that Nigeria won.
“Let this be the spirit in Nigeria, so that we will have one united country.
“I’m sure there is joy now back home. Everybody is very happy; even the different political parties, this is where they meet together; football. So, this victory is for all Nigerians,” he said.