Breaking: Super Eagles return to Nigeria, await Tinubu’s reception

President Bola Tinubu is set to host the Super Eagles team later on Tuesday February 13, 2024 at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The reception will take place after the team returned to Abuja, Nigeria’s capital early Tuesday morning.

Super Eagles lost 2-1 to the host Ivory Coast at the finals of the 2023 African Nations Cup on Sunday.

After the game, President Tinubu saluted the Super Eagles for their tenacious performance in the final of the Nations Cup.

President Tinubu, in a statement on Monday by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, commended the team, the coach, the crew, and the entire management team for their hard work, assiduity, and sacrifice to come this far in the tournament, acknowledging the hurdles they consistently surpassed to get to the finals.

The president urged Nigerians to be of good cheer, emphasizing that “We won a great victory in the hearts of Africa and the world by our grit, rigour, and determination in the field of play.

“Let this passing event not dispirit us, but bring us together to work harder. We are a great nation bound as one by the green-white-green banner of resilience, joy, hope, duty, and untiring love.”

The federal government has expressed heartfelt congratulations to the players, coaches, and officials of the Super Eagles for their remarkable journey to the finals of the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) held in Côte d’Ivoire.

Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Abuja, lauded the team’s efforts, saying, “You went to Côte d’Ivoire, flew our flag high, and fought your way to the finals.

“Even though we all hoped for a win and our first AFCON trophy in a decade, it didn’t quite happen that way. We believed in you all the way to this stage, and we continue to believe in you, we know that the best is yet to come, we will try again.”

Idris said President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the entire population of 200 million Nigerians appreciate the dedication and hard work of the Super Eagles.

UNI Agric Markurdi
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