President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, has directed Vice President Kashim Shettima to lead a presidential team to the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), in Côte d’Ivoire to support the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
The Vice President had also represented the President at the semi-finals when the Super Eagles defeated South Africa in a pulsating encounter.
Nigeria’s Vice President Kashim Shettima (C), with the Super Eagles after semi-final match against South Africa.
The Nigerian national team is set to face hosts Côte d’Ivoire in a thrilling rematch at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan on Sunday, February 11th.
The match will rekindle the memories of Nigeria’s 1-0 victory in the group stage secured through Captain William Troost-Ekong’s penalty.
Recognising the unifying power of football and the immense role the Super Eagles play in fostering national pride and unity, President Tinubu believes that Vice President Shettima’s presence at the finals alongside the delegation is a testament to the government’s unwavering support for the team and its dedication to their success.
The Federal Government calls on all Nigerians, both at home and abroad, to unite in support of the Super Eagles and to raise their voices in encouragement, while creating a wave of national pride that propels the team to glory.