MTN Nigeria, the official communications partner of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), has applauded the Super Eagles following their remarkable victory over South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in the 2023 AFCON semi-final.
The Super Eagles exhibited exceptional skill and determination during the intense match at the Stade de la Paix Stadium in Bouake, Ivory Coast.
Their performance, characterized by resilience and dedication, earned them a spot in the tournament’s final, bringing them closer to potentially securing a historic fourth trophy.
Karl Toriola, CEO of MTN Nigeria, conveyed elation at witnessing the national team’s success, hailing their performance as a reflection of Nigeria’s spirit. He emphasized MTN Nigeria’s pride in supporting the Super Eagles and expressed solidarity with the team, backed by over 200 million passionate fans across the nation.
In addition to praising the Super Eagles, Toriola acknowledged the efforts of the Bafana Bafana team, commending their sportsmanship despite the loss and highlighting the spirit of brotherhood shared among African nations.
As the Super Eagles prepare to face Ivory Coast in the highly anticipated final on February 11th, MTN Nigeria reaffirmed its commitment to the growth and development of football in Nigeria. The company continues to invest in the sport, nurture young talent, and promote grassroots initiatives, recognizing the significant role of sports in fostering national pride and unity.
MTN Nigeria extended heartfelt congratulations to the Super Eagles and expressed best wishes for their success in the upcoming final, reflecting the nation’s collective support and enthusiasm for the team’s journey.
“We are elated to witness the exceptional performance of our national team, the Super Eagles, as they soar towards victory,” said Karl Toriola, CEO, MTN Nigeria. “Their resilience and dedication on the field embody the spirit of our nation, and we stand proud to be on this exhilarating journey alongside them. With over 200 million passionate fans rallying behind our team, we are united in our support and commitment to cheering them on.”
In a similar vein, Toriola also commended the Bafana Bafana team for putting up a good fight, and taking their loss in good faith, conscious of the spirit of brotherhood that binds all Africans. “They played very well too, and it could easily have gone the other way. For that, they deserve our respect, and we salute their diligence,” he said.