The Eagles secured a crucial 2-0 win over Iceland on Friday evening after the Icelanders missed a penalty, losing their chances of forcing Nigeria to a draw.
Ahmed Musa struck twice to become the first Nigerian to score at two World Cups and to ignite the Eagles’ hope of securing a spot in the knockout stage if they beat Argentina on Tuesday.
Last week, Nigeria lost their opening match to Croatia 2-0 while Argentina and Iceland played 1-1.
The Croats continued their winning streak yesterday when they beat Lionel Messi led Argentina team 3-0 to dominate the group.
A draw would be enough to eliminate the Argentines but would leave Nigeria’s fate hinging on the outcome of Iceland’s game against Croatia.
Besides Professor Osinbajo and Dr Saraki, Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, are among other Nigerians that commended the Super Eagles.
See tweets below;
So I woke to the last 5 minutes of the @NGSuperEagles game. The Sound of victory, the Sight of victory, the Feeling of victory – thank you #SuperEagles for giving Nigerians the triple effect tonight! Indeed, a piece of world class football that was. #NGAICE #NGAISL #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/2l6XjT7ShO
Ahmed Musa once again proved that talents abound in all parts of Nigeria and that no part of Nigeria will lose out if we restructure and replace ethnicity with merit. If not for this Northerner, Nigeria would have had little hope in this #RussiaWorldCup2018. All Nigerians matter
— Captain W A S H⚓ (@Sir_WasH) June 22, 2018