Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Olympic Eagles after they defeated Denmark 2-0 to qualify for the semi-finals of the Rio Olympics men's football event, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
A goal in each half by skipper Mikel Obi and Aminu Umar sealed Nigeria's third ever appearance in the semi-finals of the Olympics men's football event.
Buhari also hailed the spirited effort of Chierika Ukogu for making the classification finals of the women's rowing.
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"A good game from our Dream Team. Congratulations to them, and to all Nigerians," Buhari tweeted via his handle @MBuhari.
"I'm equally proud of all our athletes flying the Nigerian flag in Rio. Well done to @cukogu, who made it to the finals of her event."