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Jonathan to Eagles: You exemplify the can do Nigerian spirit

Abuja – Former President Goodluck Jonathan has complimented the Super Eagles of Nigeria afer fitting the bill for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Gistsmarkblog reports that Nigeria turned into the main African country to book a spot at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after a 1-0 prevail upon Zambia on Sunday in Uyo. Stockpile forward Alex Iwobi scored the champ as Gernot Rohr's side fit the bill for a record 6th World Cup appearance. In a tweet by means of his official Twitter handle, Jonathan commended the battling soul of the Eagles, saying the group exemplified the "can do Nigerian soul". "I am not astounded that you have qualified. Much obliged to you @NGSuperEagles. You epitomize the can do Nigerian soul," he tweeted. A cross segment of football lovers who addressed NAN in isolated meetings likewise extolled the group's execution against the Chipolopolo. Tunde Popoola, Secretary General of the Nigeria Olympics Committee (NOC) complimented the Eagles, including that their triumph shows how incredible Nigeria is in decent variety. "The Super Eagles keep on making every one of us glad and exhibit the enormity in our assorted variety. "Congrats to all Nigerians. We can really accomplish awesome things when we meet up," he said. Godwin Bamigboye, Chairman, Nigeria Football Coaches Association, FCT Chapter on his part loaded acclaim on Coach Gernot Rohr for the vital part he played in qualifying the group for the World Cup. "Alot of eyebrows were raised when the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) named Rohr as the head mentor of the Super Eagles. "All things considered, look who has taken the group to one year from now's World Cup. "The German mentor has indicated strategic insight, driving the Super Eagles through the qualifying effort without overcome up until this point and influencing fans to have faith in the group once more. "He again showed superb strategic and specialized ability through his indispensable substitutions in the match against Zambia. "The presentation of Arsenal's Iwobi infused pace into the Eagles' assault as the Zambians thought that it was difficult to adapt to Iwobi's keeps running from the conservative. "Mikel Agu additionally conveyed quiet and soundness to the Eagles' midfield. "That is the distinction! Football has gone logical and it takes a refined mentor to locate the triumphant equation when the chips are down," he said. Emmanuel Babayaro, an ex-worldwide lauded the Eagles for the hard-battled triumph, including that the Zambians were a troublesome nut to pop open. "Congrats to the young men and specialized team for the hard-battled triumph. This needs to emerge as one of the hardest amusements played in the qualifier up until now. "They may have been vanquished, yet caps off to the Chipolopolo for coming this far with their young and valiant squad. "Mentor Nyirenda's young men caused Nigeria alot of inconvenience on Saturday, in the wake of beating Algeria home and away in the last round of matches. "I wouldn't be amazed in the event that they fit the bill for the following World Cup," he said. Nduka Ugbade, additionally an ex-universal and previous Assistant Coach of the Flying Eagles hailed the Eagles for grabbing the World Cup ticket, including that it wasn't 'a stroll in the recreation center' for the Eagles. He, nonetheless, asked the NFF to start arrangements for the World Cup instantly to guarantee that the group likewise have a fruitful crusade in Russia 2018. "Praise to the Eagles for doing right by us to have worn the green white green shading. "Zambia demonstrated to all, including the viewing NFF authorities, that each diversion won't generally be a stroll in the recreation center. "It isn't too soon to begin planning hard for the World Cup as June is around the bend. "Rohr needs to take a gander at the left-back spot where each wide man appears to get the beating of Elderson Echiejile and check whether Ola Aina can venture up to the test. "Additionally, a not too bad go down for Odion Ighalo is required and additionally an update on Onazi as well," Ugbade said. With one more match to play, Nigeria are over Group B with 13 focuses and have in this manner met all requirements for the World Cup as gathering victors. Zambia, African champions Cameroon and Algeria with seven, six and one point individually have all smashed out of Russia 2018.