The Eagles defeated hard fighting Bafana Bafana of South Africa by three goals to one to emerge runners up in Group A behind Mali who also defeated Mozambique.
A statement by Globacom in Lagos yesterday described the Eagles as true conquerors, urging them to go for the trophy.
The Eagles opened scoring in the 22 minute through Ejike Uzoenyi before Ifeanyi Ede added the second goal through a penalty. Ejike scored the third goal in the 64th minute before the South Africans pulled one back through Bernard Parker’s penalty in the 74th minute.
It was a remarkable comeback for the Nigerians who lost the first match to Mali by 1 goal to two and struggled against the Mambas of Mozambique in an encounter that ended 4-2 in Nigeria’s favour.
“We reckon with the great fighting spirit the team has so far demonstrated and we believe the spirit will help the team to achieve the ultimate goal of lifting the trophy,” the statement said.
“A team that has scored 8 goals in three matches deserves commendation and we urge them not to rest on their oars until the trophy is lifted.” Glo stated, adding that the improving performance of the Nigerian side in the championship is a positive narrative for the Nigerian Premier League sponsored by Glo.
Globacom also commended the Eagles’ coaching crew led by Stephen Keshi for their tenacity while asking Nigerians to sustain their support and prayers for the team.
Globacom is the major partner of the Nigeria Football Federation and official sponsor of the Nigerian national teams.