Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has hailed the Super Eagles’ performance at the just concluded 2023Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire, saying they deserved all the commendations coming their way despite losing the final to the host nation.
Sanwo-Olu, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, commended the players, the coaching crew and the entire management of the team for making Nigeria proud at the competition by reaching the final against all odds.
He said the Super Eagles fought gallantly to advance to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations by defeating many countries, noting that the participation of the team in the final on Sunday was a testament to the determination, resilience and commitment of the Super Eagles to the competition.
He urged Nigerians, who have looked forward to the country winning the AFCON Cup for the fourth time not to be discouraged by the outcome of the match against Côte d’Ivoire.
He also appealed to Lagos residents and Nigerians, particularly lovers of football, not to allow the defeat of the Super Eagles at the AFCON final to affect their love for the national team.
Sanwo-Olu, who provided venues for Lagos residents to watch the AFCON matches at the Mobolaji Johnson Sports Arena and 26 other centres across the State, urged Nigerians to continue to support national teams in future competitions.