Shettima leads presidential delegation to Abidjan ahead of AFCON final

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

Mr Stanley Nkwocha, Senior Special Assistant to the President  on Media & Communications, Office of the Vice-President, stated  this  in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Shettima leads presidential delegation to Abidjan ahead of AFCON final
Shettima and Super Eagles players

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Super Eagles will  take on  hosts Côte d’Ivoire, in a  rematch at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan on Sunday, Feb. 11.

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

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

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