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Shettima To Lead FG’s Delegation To AFCON Final On Sunday


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

This was contained in a statement on Saturday by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Communications, Office of the Vice President, Stanley Nkwocha, in Abuja.

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

The national team is set to face hosts 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.

“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.

“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,” the statement reads.

Credit: thenationonlineng.net

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