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Super Eagles’ Victory: Shettima pledges government reward for AFCON finalists

Vice President Kashim Shettima met with the Super Eagles
following their win over the Bafana Bafana of South Africa and promised that
the Federal Government will reward  them
for their “commitment and dedication.”

 

The Super Eagles disclosed this in a statement and photos
shared on their official X handle early Thursday.

 

The statement read, “The Federal Government has promised to
reward the Super Eagles for their commitment and dedication in reaching the
final of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivore.

 

“Vice President Kashim Shettima told the players and their
officials in the dressing room, following their hard-fought victory over South
Africa in the semi finals on Wednesday, that the government  and people of Nigeria are proud of their
accomplishment.

 

“The VP was in company with Governors Dapo Abiodun (Ogun)
and Duoye Diri (Bayelsa), Minister for Youths, Dr. Jamila Ibrahim  as well as oil mogul, Wale Tinubu, FIFA
Council member, Amaju Pinnick, and NFF President, Ibrahim Musa Gusau.”

 

The Super Eagles of Nigeria
advanced to the final of the tournament after beating Bafana Bafana of South
Africa 4-2 on penalties.

 

Nigeria holds the record for the highest number of
appearances at the AFCON semi-finals, having played 15 times.

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