Vice President Kashim Shettima has assured the Super Eagles of Nigeria of forthcoming rewards from the Federal Government in recognition of their “commitment and dedication” during the Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cote d’Ivoire.
In a statement shared on the team’s official platform, the Super Eagles revealed that Vice President Shettima, accompanied by Governors Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State and Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State, Minister for Youths Dr. Jamila Ibrahim, oil magnate Wale Tinubu, FIFA Council member Amaju Pinnick, and NFF President Ibrahim Musa Gusau, delivered the pledge to the players and officials in the dressing room following their hard-earned victory over South Africa in the semifinals.
The triumphant advancement to the final, secured after a tense penalty shootout resulting in a 4-2 victory over Bafana Bafana, marks a historic achievement for the Super Eagles, solidifying Nigeria’s record for the highest number of appearances in AFCON semifinals, a remarkable feat achieved 15 times.
The promise of government rewards underscores the pride and admiration felt by the Nigerian populace for the team’s outstanding performance on the continental stage. As the Super Eagles gear up for the final showdown, their remarkable journey continues to captivate the nation, uniting fans in anticipation of further glory on the football field.