President Bola Tinubu has saluted the Super Eagles of Nigeria for “their tenacious performance in the final of the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire.”
In a statement, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said the president commended the team, the coach, the crew, and the entire management of the team for their hard work, assiduity, and sacrifice to have gone that far in the tournament.
On his part, former Vice president and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last election, Atiku Abubakar, said he was proud of the performance of the team.
Meanwhile, 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,” the President says.
Atiku in a message on his X Page formerly Twitter said, “Not the result we all expected. Nonetheless, we remain #SuperEagles. Still proud of you guys. Well done, SuperEagles.”