AFCON 2023: Tinubu gifts Super Eagles players plots of land, flats in FCT

President Bola Tinubu has gifted the Super Eagles players with flats in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, and piece of land each.

Tinubu also rewarded the Super Eagles of Nigeria with national award (Member of the Order of the Niger, MON)

AFCON 2023: Tinubu gifts Super Eagles’ players plots of land, flats in FCT
President Bola Tinubu

President Tinubu received the players and officials of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday.

The delegation was led by the Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh

Recall that the  Super Eagles came second in the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) hosted by Côte d’Ivoire. 

All team members and officials are in attendance at the Aso Villa including Alex Iwobi, who had faced  cyber attacks following Nigeria’s loss to Cote D’Ivoire at the final of the just concluded African Cup of Nations. 

President Tinubu had in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale 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, emphasising 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,” the President had said. 

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