The Federal Govt has promised to reward the Super Eagles for their commitment and dedication in reaching the Final of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.
Super Eagles goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali was the hero yesterday and earned the praises of Nigerians again at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast after helping Nigeria reach the final of the tournament on Wednesday, for the first time since 2013.
Nwabali saved two penalties during the shootout on a long night at the Stade de la Paix in Bouke, as Nigeria beat South Africa 4-2 on penalties to power their hopes of winning a fourth AFCON title after successes in 1980, 1994 and 2013.
Vice President Kashim Shettima who was in Ivory Coast to witness the historic match told the players and their officials in the dressing room after the match, 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 Youth, Dr. Jamila Ibrahim as well as Oil mogul Wale Tinubu, FIFA Council Member Amaju Pinnick and NFF President Ibrahim Musa Gusau. in CIV.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria will clash with the Elephants of Cote D’Ivoire on Sunday in the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The two teams will meet for the last time on Sunday in the 2023 AFCON, recall Cote D’Ivoire and Nigeria had earlier met in the group stage of the competition with Super Eagles triumphing over the hosts 1-0.