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AFCON Final: Shettima returns to Cote D’Ivoire for Super Eagles

Vice President Kashim Shettima and his team with the Super Eagles and their officials

Published By: Paul Dada

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, has directed Vice President Kashim Shettima to lead a presidential team to the final match of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire.

The Vice President had also represented the President at the semi-final match in which the Super Eagles defeated South Africa in the pulsating encounter.

The Nigerian national team is set to face host, 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.

A statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Communications (Office of The Vice President), Stanley Nkwocha, said, “Recognising the unifying power of football and the immense role the Super Eagles play in fostering national pride and unity, the President, His Excellency, Bola Ahmed 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.

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“The Federal Government calls 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”.

 

 

 

 

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