President Bola Tinubu has saluted the Super Eagles of Nigeria for their tenacious performance in the final of the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations in Côte d’Ivoire.
The Eagle Online is reporting that the Super Eagles lost to the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire in the final match.
In the match on Sunday, they were defeated 2-1.
Commenting on the outcome of the match in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu commended the team, coach, crew and entire management team for their hard work, assiduity and sacrifice to have gone that far in the tournament.
He acknowledged the hurdles they consistently surpassed with steadily improving performance as they pulled through to the finals.
The President urged Nigerians to be of good cheer, emphasising 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”.
Ngelale quoted Tinubu as having said: “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.
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“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.”