Buhari has hailed Morocco for making Africa proud at the ongoing World Cup.
Glamtush reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Moroccan World Cup team, the Atlas Lions for making Africa proud in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
This online platform recalls that on Saturday, Morocco became the first African nation to reach the World Cup semi-final and ended the hopes of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.
Two days after the brilliant performance of the North African side, the Nigerian leader congratulated Morocco’s ruler, King Mohammed the VI on his country’s history.
In a congratulatory message issued by his spokesperson, Malam Garba Shehu, on Monday, in Abuja, Buhari lauded the Atlas Lions for becoming the fourth team from an African country to ever qualify for the World Cup quarterfinals.
The team is also the first in Africa to win a place in a semi-final at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
“President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates the Moroccan World Cup team, the Atlas Lions, and the ruler of the country, King Mohammed the 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 statement read.
According to Buhari, the Atlas Lions’ skill and teamwork could not have been achieved without the exemplary role of the Moroccan authorities in putting together a formidable team.
Morocco will clash with defending champions France in the semi-finals at Al Bayt Stadium on Wednesday, December 14.