FG congraulates Super Eagles despite AFCON final loss

The Federal Government has sent out a congratulatory message to the Super Eagles despite their loss to Ivory Coast at the AFCON 2023 tournament on Sunday.

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

A post via the presidency’s official handle on X after the match read

”Well done, @NGSuperEagles, Nigeria is Proud of You!!!

Sebastien Haller scored a dramatic late winner as the hosts fought back to complete the most remarkable of major tournament turnarounds by claiming their third continental title.

Shettima had also called on all Nigerians, both at home and abroad, to unite in support of the Super Eagles and to raise their voices in encouragement, while creating a wave of national pride that propels the team to glory.


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