President Bola Tinubu has reached out to commend the Super Eagles of Nigeria for their resilient performance in the final of the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) despite losing the trophy to host nation, Ivory coast.
GWG reports that the Super Eagles lost 2-1 to Ivory Coast in a palpitating game at the AFCON final on Sunday night.
President Tinubu who communicated his comfort message to Nigerians in a statement by his Media Adviser, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu commended the team, coach, crew, and the entire management team for their hard work, assiduity, and sacrifice to come this far in the tournament.
Tinubu noted the hurdles the Super Eagles Team consistently overcame with steadily improving performance as they pulled through 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.
“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 assured following the defeat of the Super Eagles on Sunday night.