The Governor of Katsina State, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari has joined other Nigerians in congratulating the Super Eagles on their victory over the Desert Foxes of Algeria.
The Eagles on Saturday defeated Algeria 3-1 in Uyo to consolidate their hold on Group B of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
A brace from Chelsea’s Victor Moses and a goal from another Chelsea player and captain of the Eagles, John Mikel Obi lifted the former African champions over the Foxes.
The Governor who spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on Sports, Alhaji Aminu Balele Kurfi said the Eagles brought so much joy to millions of Nigerians and should be commended.
He said the performance of the Super Eagles was a delight and if they maintain the momentum, nothing would stop them from making their sixth World Cup appearance in Russia.
The governor also pointed out Victor Moses for special recognition as he said the Chelsea man did not disappoint him because he had predicted that he (Moses) would score in the match.
He, therefore, charged the Eagles to remain focused because the qualifiers is a marathon and only the last kick of the ball would determine who goes to Russia.
“I want to join millions of other Nigerians in congratulating our dear Super Eagles on their well deserved victory over Algeria.
“It did not come to me as surprise because I had predicted that Eagles would win 3-1 and it came to pass.
“I urge the team not to rest on its oars but remain focused until the ticket to Russia is won.
“The team needs our prayers and we shall continue to give them every needed support.
“The government of President Muhammadu Buhari is passionate about sports and the team will surely not regret qualifying for the World Cup, “he said.