President Bola Tinubu has commended the Super Eagles for their performance in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals against the Ivorian team on Sunday in Alassane-Ouattara stadium in Ebimpé Ivory Coast.
The Super Eagles lost in the 2 against 1 match to come second in the 2024 AFCON.
The president said “I salute the Super Eagles of Nigeria for their tenacious performance in the final of the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire.
“I commend the team, the coach, the crew, and the entire management team for their hard work, diligence, and sacrifice to reach this far in the tournament. It has been a journey marked by hurdles, which they consistently surpassed with steadily improving performances, culminating in their appearance in the finals,”
He urged Nigerians not to relent in their struggles to build the country.
“I urge my fellow Nigerians to be of good cheer. We won a great victory in the hearts of Africa and the world through our grit, rigor, and determination on the field.
“Let this event not dispirit us but unify us to work harder. We are a great nation, bound as one by our green-white-green banner, symbolizing resilience, joy, hope, duty, and untiring love.
“To our cherished Nigerian youths showcasing their talents in communities across the country, playing football in their local grounds, you too can be our heroes tomorrow. Do not relent in your pursuit. My administration is committed to making dreams come true,” he said.
He added that Nigerian youths should not relent in their pursuit, saying they can be our heroes of tomorrow.