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FG Commends Super Eagles Despite AFCON Loss

Following the Super Eagles’ defeat to Ivory Coast in the AFCON 2023 tournament, the Federal Government conveyed a message of support and pride to the Nigerian team. 
Despite Nigeria’s loss, Sebastien Haller’s late winner secured victory for the Ivorian hosts, clinching their third continental title.
Nigeria looked set to repeat their 1-0 victory over the Ivorians here at the Ebimpe Olympic Stadium during the group stage when captain William Troost-Ekong -– who had netted a penalty to decide that first meeting -– rose to head in the opener late in the first half
The Nigerian government, represented by a post on the presidency’s official handle on X, commended the Super Eagles for their efforts, expressing pride in their performance.
The post read, “Well done, @NGSuperEagles, Nigeria is Proud of You!!!”
In a directive from President Bola Tinubu, Vice President Kashim Shettima has been tasked with leading a presidential team to Ivory Coast for the final match.
Shettima also urged all Nigerians, both at home and abroad, to rally behind the Super Eagles, fostering a sense of national unity and pride in support of the team’s endeavors.
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