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AFCON: Tinubu congratulates Super Eagles, says his administration will make dreams come true

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President Bola Tinubu of Nigeria has congratulated the Super Eagles following their 1-2 loss to Ivory Coast in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations held at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan.

Tinubu who had shelved his plans to watch the match in Ivory Coast said “My administration is here to make dreams come true”.

Commending the Super Eagles in a statement by his spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, the Nigerian president said the national men’s football team showed grit and rigour.

Tinubu saluted the Super Eagles for their tenacious performance in the final and commended the team, the coach, the crew, and the entire management team for their hard work, assiduity, and sacrifice.

He acknowledged the hurdles the Super Eagles consistently surpassed with steadily improving performance as they pulled through to the finals.

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Tinubu urged Nigerians to be of good cheer despite losing the AFCON final, emphasizing 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 said.

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