President Bola Tinubu has commended the Super Eagles of Nigeria for their performance in the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cote d’Ivoire.
The Super Eagles were defeated 2-1 by the Elephants in the final of the tournament on Sunday night.
However, Tinubu, in a statement issued by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, on Sunday, commended the team, the coach, the crew, and the entire management team for their hard work and sacrifice to come this far in the tournament, acknowledging the hurdles they consistently surpassed with steadily improving performance as they pulled through to the AFCON final.
The president urged Nigerians to be of good cheer, stressing that “we won a great victory in the hearts of Africa and the world by our grit, rigour, and determination in the field of play.”
He added: “Let this passing event not dispirit us, but bring us together to work harder. We are a great nation bound as one by the green-white-green banner of resilience, joy, hope, duty, and untiring love.
“To those cherished Nigerian youths expressing their gifts in communities, drawing lines in the sand as they play football in their humble rectangles of play, you can be our heroes tomorrow, do not relent in your pursuit. My administration is here to make dreams come true.”