AFCON: Super Eagles have won our hearts — Sports minister


The Minister of Sports Development, Sen. John Owan Enoh, has expressed that the Super Eagles garnered widespread admiration from Nigerians due to their outstanding performance in the recently concluded 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) held in Cote d’Ivoire.

Enoh lauded the team’s effort at the AFCON, which resulted in a silver medal and a narrow loss to the desired trophy.

“We have reached the end of AFCON 2023, and I want to express my gratitude to the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the entire team who brought us this far.

“I applaud your commitment to winning, which led us to the finals,” he said.

The minister said the resilience of the team had evoked the admiration of the entire nation.

“We present you with your well-deserved accolades for standing for Nigeria until the end.

“We are proud of you, You took the Silver, and we congratulate you and wish you all the best,” Enoh said.

In a thrilling final on Sunday in Abidjan, the hosts Cote D’Ivoire overcame a goal deficit to overcome Nigeria 2-1 and win the AFCON title for the third time.