The Presidency has said that the presence of Vice President Kashim Shettima, at the Stade de la Paix in Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire, served as a significant source of inspiration to the Super Eagles in their qualification for the finals of Africa Cup of Nations.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria secured their place in the final of the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations after a thrilling victory over South Africa in the semi-final.

The match, held at the Stade de la Paix in Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire, saw Nigeria overcome their opponents on penalties after extra time.

Their performance throughout the tournament has been marked by exceptional talent, determination, and resilience, captivating the hearts of fans nationwide.

A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and communications, Office of the Vice President, Stanley Nkwocha said: “While the precise factors behind the team’s success remain multifaceted, the presence of His Excellency, Vice President Kashim Shettima, undoubtedly served as a significant source of inspiration.


“His unwavering support and belief in the team’s capabilities resonated deeply with the players and fans alike.

“As the Super Eagles prepare for the final, the nation stands united in support, eager to witness them etch their names in footballing history.

“The entire country awaits their return with bated breath, confident that they will deliver their best performance yet and bring the AFCON trophy home.”

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