The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, praised the Super Eagles of Nigeria for their commendable performance at the recently concluded 2024 Africa Cup of Nations in Côte d’Ivoire. He acknowledged the team’s gallant journey to the finals, where they fought valiantly.
Despite Cote d’Ivoire emerging as the champions with a 2-1 victory over the Nigerian team in the final at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium on Sunday night, Governor Sanwo-Olu emphasized that the Super Eagles deserve commendation for their outstanding performance throughout the entire competition.
In a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, on Monday, Governor Sanwo-Olu expressed his appreciation to the players, coaching staff, and the entire management of the team for making Nigeria proud by reaching the final against all odds.
The statement partly reads, “The Super Eagles fought gallantly to advance to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations by defeating many countries. The team’s participation in the final on Sunday is a testament to the determination, resilience and commitment of the Super Eagles to the competition.”
He urged Nigerians who have looked forward to Nigeria winning the AFCON Cup for the fourth time not to be discouraged by the match’s outcome.
He appealed to Lagos residents and Nigerians, particularly lovers of football, not to allow the Super Eagles’s defeat 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.