Breaking [AFCON 2023 final]: Tinubu pulls out, picks Shettima to lead FG’s delegation to Abidjan

President Bola Tinubu has directed Vice President Kashim Shettima to lead a presidential delegation to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations, (AFCON), in Côte d’Ivoire.

This was made in a statement by Stanley Nkwocha, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Communications, Office of the Vice-President.

Blueprint reports that the Super Eagles will take on hosts Côte d’Ivoire in a rematch at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan on Sunday, February 11.

According to Nkwocha, the match will rekindle the memories of Nigeria’s 1-0 victory against the hosts in the group stage secured through Captain William Troost-Ekong’s penalty.

He said Tinubu believes Shettima’s presence at the final alongside the delegation is a testament to the government’s unwavering support for the team and its dedication to their success.

”The Federal Government calls on all Nigerians, both at home and abroad, to unite in support of the Super Eagles.

”The government also enjoin all Nigerians to raise their voices in encouragement, and create a wave of national pride that will propel the team to glory,” he said.

Recall that Shettima had earlier represented Tinubu at the semi-final when the Eagles defeated South Africa in a pulsating encounter.