In a thrilling encounter at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 semi-final, Vice President Kashim Shettima joined in the jubilation with the Super Eagles after their hard-fought victory against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in Cote d’Ivoire on February 7, 2024.
The closely contested match concluded with a 1-1 draw in regular time, leading to an intense extra time where both teams showcased their resilience. Captain William Troost-Ekong and Teboho Mokoena each converted penalties, reflecting the determination and skill on display. With this hard-fought win, the three-time champions, Nigeria, secured their spot in the final on Sunday, awaiting the winner between hosts Ivory Coast and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
President Bola Tinubu, ahead of the crucial semi-final, entrusted Vice President Shettima to boost the spirits of the Super Eagles, recognizing the significance of the match.
Following the nail-biting victory, an elated Vice President Shettima visited the team in the dressing room, personally congratulating them. In a statement, he commended the players for their outstanding performance, emphasizing the importance of unity and teamwork.
The celebration was marked by a sense of camaraderie, highlighting the unity and pride that sports can bring to a nation. Vice President Shettima’s presence underscored the government’s unwavering support for the team as they vie for AFCON glory.
As the Super Eagles prepare for the upcoming final, anticipation builds among fans, eager to see if Nigeria can clinch another title. The collective effort and dedication demonstrated both on and off the field serve as a testament to the power of sports in fostering national pride and unity.
Source: Channels Television
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