The Super Eagles have received a goodwill message for success at the World Cup from a most unlikely source, as
Brazil’s president, Michel Temer
has expressed best wishes for the team.
Ahead of Nigeria’s opening match of Russia 2018 against Croatia on Saturday, a press statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama’s media aide, Sarah Sanda revealed the best wishes from Brazil’s president.
The statement also disclosed that President Temer’s heartfelt wishes for the Eagles came when he received Onyeama during a courtesy call in Brazil as part of activities during the Minister’s working visit to Brazil.
Sanda further disclosed that Oyeama’s week-long trip to Brazil is aimed at strengthening the long standing cordial political, economic and socio-cultural relations between Nigeria and Brazil.
The visit, she added in the statement, was also aimed at exploring new areas of mutually-beneficial cooperation between Nigeria and Brazil.
The statement disclosed: “At the audience granted to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the President of Brazil, stressed the importance of the historic warm relations between both countries, which has been enhanced by the visit of Nigeria’s Foreign Minister to Brazil.
“The Minister of Foreign Affairs conveyed the fraternal greetings of President Muhammadu Buhari to his Brazilian counterpart, President Michel Temer of Brazil, and President Buhari’s optimism of stronger Nigeria-Brazil collaboration in the coming years. “