AFCON: Tinubu Rewards Super Eagles With National Honours - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, February 13, 2024

AFCON: Tinubu Rewards Super Eagles With National Honours

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Tuesday rewarded all members of the Super Eagles squad with cofferement of national honours on them for reaching the final of the recently concluded Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cote d’Ivoire. 

The president who honoured  each of them with Member of the Order of Niger (MON) award during a receiption held for the team inside the presidential villa in Abuja, also granted a plot of land to every member  of the Super Eagles squad in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and a flat to each of them for their feat at the Africa's most prestigious football competition 

The Super Eagles'’s run to claim the Nigeria's fourth AFCON title came to a disappointing end after the Eagles lost 2-1 to host, Cote d’Ivoire in the final on Sunday.

The Eagles took the lead in the match after William Troost-Ekong scored a powerful header in the first half, but Franck Kessie and Sebastien Haller scored in the second half for the Ivorians.

The president however appreciated the team’s resilience, sportsmanship and can-do attitude.

He also thanked the players for lifting the nation’s spirit with their performance at AFCON.

Afterwards, Nyesome Wike, minister of FCT, presented members of the team with forms to fill out and claim their gifts of lands and apartments.

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