President Muhammadu Buhari returned to his hotel room in Addis Ababa where he is attending the African Union (AU) Summit to watch the Super Eagles defeat their Angolan counterparts 2-1 to zoom into the semi-finals of the ongoing African Nations championship in Morocco.
Hardly had the refree blew the whistle to end the match than the President sent message congratulating the victorious Super Eagles on the spectacular 2-1 win against Angola in the CHAN quarter-final match today in Morocco.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement, said that President Buhari returned to his hotel room after a long day of meetings which started at 8:00am and ended at 5:30 pm, to watch the match, adding that the President wished the Eagles “the very best for the upcoming matches.
The Eagle had come from behind to beat Angola 2-1 at a point when Angola players were in festive mood to go away with victory.
However, by a struck of the luck, Nigeria equalized at the injury time, making it possible for the game to dovetail into extra-time.
After a goalless first half, Angola opened scoring in the 56th minutes through Va and held on after normal time before the Eagles equalised.
Okpotu equalized for Nigeria on two minutes of the three minutes added time. It was a deserved goal after the Eagles had mounted pressure on the Angolan defence.
Poor finishes in front of goal had been the Eagles bane. They could have won the match easily if they had taken their chances.
Okechukwu gave Nigeria the victory when he scored the winning goal in the 111th minute of extra-time to put the game beyond the Angolans.