Shettima To Lead Presidential Delegation To AFCON Finals


President Bola Tinubu has directed Vice-President Kashim Shettima to lead a presidential delegation to the finals of the African Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Côte d’Ivoire.

Stanley Nkwocha, the vice president’s spokesman, stated this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

The Super Eagles will  take on  hosts Côte d’Ivoire, in a  rematch at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan on Sunday, February 11.

Nkwocha said that the  match will rekindle the memories of Nigeria’s 1-0 victory against the hosts in the group stage secured through William Troost-Ekong’s penalty.

He said that Tinubu believes that 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.

”The government also enjoin all Nigerians to raise their voices in encouragement, and create a wave of national pride that will  propel the team to glory,” he said.

Shettima had earlier represented the President at the semi-finals when the Eagles defeated South Africa in a pulsating encounter.

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