February 10, (THEWILL) – President Bola Tinubu has urged Nigerians both home and abroad to unite in support of the Super Eagles as they played Cotê d’Ivoire in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals on Sunday, at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium.
Consequently, President Tinubu has directed Vice President Kashim Shettima to lead a presidential team to the finals of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire.
Stanley Nkwocha, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Communications, Office of The Vice President, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.
The Vice President had represented President Tinubu at the semi-finals when the Super Eagles defeated South Africa in a pulsating encounter.
The Nigerian national team is set to face host, Côte d’Ivoire, in a thrilling rematch at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan on Sunday, February 11.
The match is expected to rekindle the memories of Nigeria’s 1-0 victory in the group stage secured through Captain William Troost-Ekong’s penalty.
Recognising the unifying power of football and the immense role the Super Eagles play in fostering national pride and unity, President Tinubu believed that Vice President Shettima’s presence at the finals alongside the delegation is a testament to the government’s unwavering support for the team and its dedication to their success.
The President urged Nigerians, both at home and abroad, “to unite in support of the Super Eagles, and to raise their voices in encouragement, and create a wave of national pride that propels the team to glory.”