JUST IN: Tinubu rewards Super Eagles with national award, plots of land, flats in Abuja: The Super Eagles of Nigeria were presented with a piece of land and a national accolade (Member of the Order of the Niger, MON) by President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday. The flats are located in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Senator John Owan Enoh, the Minister of Sports Development, is in charge of the delegation.
In the recently concluded Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), which was held by Côte d’Ivoire, the Super Eagles came in second place.
Everyone on the team, dressed in green, as well as officials were present. Among them was Alex Iwobi, who had been the target of cyberattacks after Nigeria’s defeat by Cote d’Ivoire in the African Cup of Nations final.
President Tinubu praised the team, the coach, the crew, and the entire management team for their hard work, diligence, and sacrifice to get this far in the tournament. He acknowledged the obstacles they continuously overcame with steadily improving performance as they advanced to the finals. The statement was released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.
“Let this passing event not dispirit us but bring us together to work harder. We are a great nation bound as one by the green-white-green banner of resilience, joy, hope, duty, and untiring love.
“To those cherished Nigerian youths expressing their gifts in communities, drawing lines in the sand as they play football in their humble rectangles of play, you can be our heroes tomorrow, do not relent in your pursuit. My administration is here to make dreams come true,” the president said.