Federal lawmakers from Bayelsa State have hailed the Super Eagles of Nigeria for their 2-1 away victory against the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde, at the Sao Vicente Stadium.
Senator Moses Cleopas, who represents Bayelsa Central Senatorial District and Hon. Israel Sunny-Goli, who represents Nembe/Brass Federal Constituency, were part of the federal government delegation to the beautiful island country.
The Super Eagles continued their 100 per cent record in their second match of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers after beating Liberia 2-0, a few days earlier in Lagos.
Senator Cleopas said it was a delight watching the nation’s darling team beat their Cape Verde counterpart with so much determination and expressed optimism that the Coach Gernot Rohr-led side will qualify for the next World Cup in Qatar.
He said: “Taking advantage of the recess at the National Assembly to support our boys in their bid to qualify for the next World Cup has both been a rewarding and exciting experience.
“It has given me the opportunity to see how the tourism potentials (similar to those in Bayelsa Central Senatorial District, which I represent) are being actively exploited to create over 40% of the jobs here in Cape Verde and at the same time, contributing more than 44% to the GDP of the country. Knowing that opportunities abound for our people if this is replicated in our place gives me reason to be hopeful for better days.
“I am here representing the Senate Committee on Sports while Hon. Sunny Goli, my brother in the House of Representatives is representing the House. You can imagine two Bayelsa Sons representing both Chambers of the 9th Assembly together on a National Assignment”.
On his part, Hon. Sunny-Goli congratulated the team for the back to back victories and urged them to continue in that spirit until the 2022 World Cup ticket is in the bag.
“I congratulate the Super Eagles of Nigeria for securing an important 2-1 away victory at the Estádio Municipal Adérito Sena, Mindelo, over the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde. Two consecutive wins in a World Cup qualifiers is by all standards an impressive record.
“While I am delighted to be a part of this success story in the Super Eagles build-up to the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, I admonish the team to maintain a laser-etched focus on flying Nigeria’s flag at the event”, he added.
The victory took the Eagles to maximum six points from two matches, three points ahead of second placed Liberia, ahead of the Match Day 3 and 4 games scheduled for October.