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AFCON Final: Shettima Leads FG’s Delegation To S/Eagles In Cote D’Ivoire

…as Tinubu urges team to make Nigeria, Africa proud

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 disclosed in a press release by a Presidential spokesman in the Office of the Vice President, Stanley Nkwocha.

The Vice President had also represented the President 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.

The match will rekindle the memories of Nigeria’s 1-0 victory in the group stage secured through Captain William Troost-Ekong’s penalty.

Recognizing the unifying power of football and the immense role the Super Eagles play in fostering national pride and unity, the President believed that Vice President Shettima’s presence at the finals alongside the delegation would be 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 raise their voices in encouragement, and create a wave of national pride that propels the team to glory.

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