Nigeria: Lagos State Governor Applauds Super Eagles’ AFCON Performance Despite Finals Loss

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Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has extended his commendations to Nigeria’s Super Eagles for their performance at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire, despite their 2-1 loss to Ivory Coast in the finals. Governor Sanwo-Olu emphasized the team’s determination and resilience throughout the tournament, urging fans to continue supporting them.

The Super Eagles, after defeating South Africa, Angola, and others, reached the AFCON final, showcasing their prowess and commitment to the competition. Governor Sanwo-Olu, through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, highlighted the team’s gallant efforts, underscoring their role in furthering Nigeria’s reputation as a force in African football.

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Governor Alex Otti of Abia State echoed similar sentiments, commending the Super Eagles for their exceptional performance despite falling short of lifting the trophy. Otti emphasized the team’s dedication and contribution to Nigeria’s football reputation, thanking both the players and the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) for their hard work.

In the same vein, Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State lauded the players for their remarkable efforts throughout the tournament. Fubara, through his media aide, Boniface Onyedi, specifically acknowledged the heroic contributions of goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali, whose performance played a pivotal role in the team’s journey to the finals.

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Governor Fubara reiterated his commitment to sports development in Rivers State, emphasizing its role in empowering talented youth. His statement underlined the importance of nurturing sports talent as a means of fostering growth and development in the state.

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