The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has commended the Super Eagles of Nigeria for their performance at the just concluded 2024 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire.
This was as he said the Nigerian team fought gallantly to the finals of the tournament.
The hosts, Cote d’Ivoire became the reigning champions after beating the Nigerian team 2-1 in the Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday night at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium.
According to the governor, despite the Super Eagles’ loss at the finals, they deserved commendation for their superb performance in the entire competition.
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The governor made this known in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile on Monday.
Sanwo-Olu commended the players, the coaching crew and the entire management of the team for making Nigeria proud at the competition by reaching the final against all odds.
The statement partly reads, “The Super Eagles fought gallantly to advance to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations by defeating many countries. The team’s participation in the final on Sunday is a testament to the determination, resilience and commitment of the Super Eagles to the competition.”
He urged Nigerians who have looked forward to Nigeria winning the AFCON Cup for the fourth time not to be discouraged by the match’s outcome.
He appealed to Lagos residents and Nigerians, particularly lovers of football, not to allow the Super Eagles’s defeat to affect their love for the national team.
Sanwo-Olu, who provided venues for Lagos residents to watch the AFCON matches at the Mobolaji Johnson Sports Arena and 26 other centres across the state, urged Nigerians to continue to support national teams in future competitions.
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