The Federal Government has given the Super Eagles a pat on the back for their outing against Algeria on Sunday, while charging them to go all out against Tunisia on Wednesday to win the bronze medals.

Senate President, Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan, who heads the federal government delegation to Cairo, while speaking with the players after the game in their dressing room, said that the government was proud of their performance, urging them to win the bronze medal on Wednesday.

“The Government of Nigeria is proud of you and how far you have been able to go in this competition. You worked very hard and showed the desire to win, but this is football and these things happen.

“The third place match is there and you have to forget the result of this match and prepare very well to win the bronze medals.”

Also, NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, alongside his 2nd Vice, Shehu Dikko and General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi on Monday ginger the players ahead of the third place match.

“It is important that you put the loss behind you as the third place match is just two days away. The message from the NFF is simple: Let us not leave this championship empty –handed. This is the biggest and toughest AFCON ever and we must win on Wednesday to make Nigerians happy again.

“It is good for us to win laurel here that we can present to His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) back home. The Government and the people of Nigeria have supported this campaign in a robust manner.”