JUST IN: Tinubu receives Super Eagles at Aso Villa

President Bola Tinubu is currently hosting Nigeria’s National football team, the Super Eagles. at the State House Council Chambers.

Tuesday’s encounter comes barely 48 hours after they battled unsuccessfully for the top spot at the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations against the host country Côte d’Ivoire.

The PUNCH observed that all team members and officials were in attendance.

Nigeria lost to the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire at the AFCON finals played last Sunday.

In a statement he released after the match, Tinubu had commended the team, the coach, the crew and the entire management team for their “hard work, assiduity, and sacrifice to come this far in the tournament,” acknowledging the hurdles they consistently surpassed with steadily improving performance as they pulled through to the finals.

The President had urged Nigerians to be of good cheer, stressing that “we won a great victory in the hearts of Africa and the world by our grit, rigour, and determination in the field of play.”

“Let this passing event not dispirit us, but bring us together to work harder. We are a great nation bound as one by the green-white-green banner of resilience, joy, hope, duty, and untiring love.

“To those cherished Nigerian youths expressing their gifts in communities, drawing lines in the sand as they play football in their humble rectangles of play, you can be our heroes tomorrow, do not relent in your pursuit. My administration is here to make dreams come true,” Tinubu had said.

Details later…

Credit Gist New Today News in Newspaper Nigeria Headlines

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