January 28, 2023

President Muhammadu Buhari had congratulated the Moroccan national football team, the Atlas Loins, on its advancement to the semi finals of the ongoing FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, saying the team is capable of winning the tournament.

In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President also lauded the country’s leadership, especially King Mohammed the VI, for playing an exemplary role, which has now given the whole of Africa the hope that any country on the continent can win the coveted FIFA trophy, IsL source Nation Online reports

“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.

“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.

“President 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 statement reads.

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