President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Moroccan football team, the Atlas Lions and the country’s ruler, King Mohammed VI, on making history at the ongoing World Cup in Qatar.
In a congratulatory message issued by his media aide, Garba Shehu on Monday, Mr Buhari lauded the Atlas Lions for becoming the fourth team from an African country to qualify for the World Cup quarterfinals.
The team is the first in Africa to win a place in a semi final at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
According to Buhari, Morocco has made the continent proud with their grit and dexterity, giving hope that an African team can win the World Cup in Qatar.
Buhari commended the team for their skill and teamwork, saying 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.