AFCON: VP Shettima leads FG delegation to support Super Eagles

Ezekiel Johnson
Ezekiel Johnson
AFCON final: VP Shettima leads FG delegation to support Super Eagles
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President Bola Ahmed 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.

This was made known on Saturday by Mr. Stanley Nkwocha, Senior Special Assistant to The President on Media & Communications (Office of The Vice President).

The Vice President had also represented the president at the semi-finals when the Super Eagles defeated South Africa in a pulsating encounter.

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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 will 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, the president, was said to believe that Vice President Shettima’s presence at the finals alongside the delegation was a testament to the government’s unwavering support for the team and its dedication to their success.

The federal government called on all 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 propelled the team to glory.

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