Despite the Super Eagles’ loss to Ivory Coast in the AFCON 2023 game on Sunday, the Federal Government has conveyed a warning to them.
Sebastien Haller scored a dramatic late winner as the hosts rallied to win their third continental crown, completing one of the most extraordinary major tournament turnarounds.
Nigeria looked set to repeat their 1-0 victory over the Ivorians here at the Ebimpe Olympic Stadium during the group stage when captain William Troost-Ekong -– who had netted a penalty to decide that first meeting -– rose to head in the opener late in the first half.
A post via the presidency’s official handle on X after the match read
”Well done, @NGSuperEagles, Nigeria is Proud of You!!!
Well done, @NGSuperEagles
Nigeria is Proud of You!!! pic.twitter.com/rmT1hs21E8
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) February 11, 2024
President Bola Tinubu has directed Vice President Kashim Shettima to lead a presidential team to Ivory Coast for the final
Shettima had also called on all Nigerians, both at home and abroad, to unite in support of the Super Eagles and to raise their voices in encouragement, while creating a wave of national pride that propels the team to glory.