World Cup 2022: Nigeria’s President Congratulates Morocco’s Football Team on Making Africa Proud

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has congratulated the Moroccan football team which has made Africa proud, Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President in charge of Media and Publicity, said on Monday in a tweet. “President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates the Moroccan World Cup team, the Atlas Lions, and HM King Mohammed VI on making history by becoming the fourth team from an African country to ever qualify for the World Cup quarterfinals, and the first to win a place in a semi-final at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022,” the tweet added. “President Buhari says Morocco has 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”, the same source noted. Buhari “commends the team for their skill and teamwork, noting at the same time that this could not have been achieved without the exemplary role of the Moroccan authorities in putting together a formidable team,” the tweet said. Morocco qualified for the semi-finals of the World Cup (Qatar-2022), after beating Portugal by 1 goal to 0, on Saturday at the al-Thumama stadium. The Moroccan national team will face on Wednesday France in the semi-final.