AFCON: Ahmed Musa breaks silence on Nigeria’s final defeat to Ivory Coast

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa has broken his silence on Nigeria’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final defeat to Ivory Coast on Sunday.

Recall that Musa watched from the bench as Ivory Coast defeated Nigeria 2-1 in the AFCON final.

Franck Kessie and Sebastien Haller scored the goals for Ivory Coast, while William Toost-Ekong scored for Nigeria.

However, reflecting on the outcome of the game, Musa urged Nigerians to carry the same spirit of unity they showed the Super Eagles during the tournament beyond the football pitch.

The former Leicester City star wrote on X on Monday, “Reflecting on our journey in the AFCON tournament, I’m filled with immense pride for the Nigerian Super Eagles. Though we may have fallen short of the championship, our unity on the field transcended religious and tribal differences, reminding us of the power of football to bring us together. Despite the twists and turns of the game, our team stood strong, displaying resilience and determination that resonated with fans across the nation.

“To all our incredible supporters, your unwavering dedication and chants lifted us higher than ever before. Your passion for the game and for our country is truly inspiring. In a time where economic challenges weigh heavily on our shoulders, let us carry the same spirit of unity beyond the football pitch and into every aspect of our lives.

“As we face the hurdles ahead, let’s remember that together, we are stronger. Let’s channel the same energy and comradeship we experienced during the tournament into tackling the obstacles that lie ahead. Let’s embrace our diversity as a strength and stand united as one nation, one team, one family.

“Thank you, Nigeria, for your undying support. Let’s continue to strive for greatness, both on and off the field. #NigeriaSuperEagles #AFCON2023 #UnityInDiversity #StrongerTogether #Gratitude #NaijaPride “

Credit Gist New Today News in Newspaper Nigeria Headlines

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