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AFCON 2023: Shettima Leads Presidential Delegation To Abidjan

AFCON 2023: Shettima Leads Presidential Delegation To Abidjan

Nigeria’s vice-president Kashim Shettima will lead a powerful federal government’s delegation to Cote d’Ivoire for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final.

According to a press release from the office of the vice-president, the country’s number one citizen, Bola Ahmed Tinubu directed Shettima to lead a presidential team to Abidjan for the highly anticipated encounter.

It would be recalled that Shettima was in attendance when the Super Eagles defeated South Africa 4-2 on penalties in the semi-final at the Stade de la Paix, Bouake on Wednesday.

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Recognizing the unifying power of
football and the immense role the
Super Eagles play in fostering
national pride and unity, President 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.

Tinubu also called on all Nigerians, both home and abroad to rally behind the team.

The Super Eagles defeated the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire 1-0 when both teams met earlier in the competition.

Sunday’s encounter is slated for the Alassanne Quattara Stadium, Ebimpe, Abidjan.

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  • Oseodion Inegbenebor 5 months ago

    With the presence of the government officials in Ebimpe, it simply means the players are encouraged. Meanwhile, What is before me here is really huge and magnificent. The stadium and ancillary facilities such as swimming pool and Olympic city, hotel, etc cost 218 million euros, according to Ivorian authorities, with counterpart funding from China, which has a strong economic presence in the West African country. It’s like a war situation today as the Super Eagles battle the Elephants later in the day. Stay tuned!

  • GloryDrinksslowly 5 months ago

    @ Odion, are you gonna be reporting from Ebimpe in the course of the match?

  • Hassan 5 months ago

    Football is the main sport uniting us as citizens of our beloved country, Nigeria. Therefore, whoever tries to scatter this unity wether by words or implication had caused the tribe there irreparable loss. Everybody already knows.

    • When you say everybody already knows, aren’t you preventing others from breathing on completesports?
      As much as I’m an avid fan of the Eagles, we must put in everything to minimize distractions from fake supporters/fans. Good luck Peseiro and his wards.

  • Nigerians unite in hope for Super Eagles’ fourth AFCON title is how the guardian newspaper puts it. Up up S. E

  • Glory 5 months ago

    It is good Shettima is representing Tinubu in Ivory Coast game. Osimenamena pls score goals against var today to shame nosepe

  • Victor Dyana 5 months ago

    Hahaha @Glory, Mosepe not nosepe. To be candid, i think the officiation has been quite ok and also knowing fully well that even the coach are not perfect.

  • Friday 5 months ago

    Which officiation??? Hopefully you aren’t talking about the one that had Victor Osimhen’s goals disallowed. Eagles must be ready to okay against VAR if they are to defeat the home team

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