NigeriaVsCôted’Ivoire: Tinubu shelves AFCON final, dispatches Shettima to Abidjan


President Bola 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.

NewsClick Nigeria reports that the president had earlier indicated interest to watch the match live.

Recall that the Vice President represented Tinubu at the semi-finals when the Super Eagles defeated South Africa in a pulsating encounter.

The Nigerian national team will be facing the host country, 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.

Recognizing the unifying power of football and the immense role the Super Eagles play in fostering national pride and unity, President Tinubu, believes that Vice President Shettima’s presence at the finals alongside the delegation is a testament to the government’s unwavering support for the team and its dedication to their success.

The federal government according to the statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and communication, Office of the Vice President, Stanley Nkwocha, is calling 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 propels the team to glory.