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Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has hailed Nigeria's Super Eagles for qualifying for the quarter-final stage of the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON 2019.

They defeated Cameroon 3-2 on Saturday.

Odion Ighalo opened scoring in the 19th minute, after his shot was deflected in by Banana.

The Indomitable Lions fought back to lead 2-1 before the break, thanks to goals from Stephane Bahoken and Clinton N'Jie.

However, Gernot Rohr's men turned it around with two quick fire goals from Ighalo and Alex Iwobi.

Reacting, Atiku said he was proud of the team.

He tweeted: "A delightful evening of quality and resilient football.

"Congratulations @NGSuperEagles on your quarterfinal qualification. We are proud of you. #TotalAFCON2019 #NGACMR"

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