Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Morocco on making history by becoming the first African country to reach the Wold Cup semi-finals.
The Atlas Lions have beaten Belgium, Spain and Portugal to reach this unprecedented position. The team has only conceded one goal in five matches.
He said Morocco had “made the entire continent proud with their grit and dexterity, giving hope that an African team can indeed win, and should win the ongoing global championship in Qatar”, according to a statement from state house.
Mr Buhari also gave credit to the authorities in Morocco for helping put together such a strong team.
Nigeria was not among Africa’s five teams to play at Qatar 2022.