- The Super Eagles were looking to lift the trophy for the fourth time in their history.
- Shettima has also said the tournament has served as a powerful reminder of our strength in unity
President Bola Tinubu has saluted the Super Eagle of Nigeria for their resilient performance in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2024 final held in Côte d’Ivoire.
WITHIN NIGERIA reports that the Eagles lost 2-1 to Côte d’Ivoire in the final game of the tournament played on Sunday night.
The President also 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 with steadily improving performance as they pulled through to the finals.
This was contained in a statement, Ajuri Ngelale, presidential spokesperson quoted Tinubu as saying that the event should not “dispirit us” but bring the country together
Tinubu 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.
To those cherished Nigerian youths expressing their gifts in communities, drawing lines in the sand as they play football in their humble rectangles of play, you can be our heroes tomorrow, do not relent in your pursuit.
My administration is here to make dreams come true,” Tinubu said.