AFCON: I’m so proud of our Super Eagles- Sanwo-Olu


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has congratulated the Super Eagles of Nigeria for beating Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the semi final contest, advancing to the final of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Ivory Coast.

Sanwo-Olu said the victory demonstrated the Super Eagles’ drive, endurance, and dedication to winning the AFCON Cup.

The governor, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, praised the Super Eagles for defeating South Africa’s Bafana Bafana 4-2 in penalties after the two teams played 120 minutes on Wednesday.
Sanwo-Olu congratulated the Super Eagles’ players and technical team for their outstanding performance.

According to him, “The Super Eagles fought gallantly to advance to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations. The victory over South Africa is a testament to the determination, resilience and commitment of the Super Eagles to winning the AFCON Cup.

“I am so proud of our Super Eagles for finding that extra tenacity to push through.

“From Nwabali with the in-match and penalty heroics to Ekong to Osimhen for taking initiative to help us score in the match and to the silent hero, Coach José Peseiro, everyone dug deep to give us this one,” he said.

The Governor further implored Nigerians, especially Lagos residents to come out in their millions to show support and solidarity to the Super Eagles during the final game at the Bolaji Johnson Sport Arena and 26 other viewing centres across the state on Sunday.