To further boost the morals of Nigeria’s Super Eagles that have been spectacular and superlative throughout the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 taking place in Cote D’Ivoire, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, shall baring any last minute changes be in Abidjan, the Ivorian capital on Sunday, 11th February, 2024 to watch the Super Eagles take on the host nation in the finals of the competition. President Tinubu will be received by the President of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Alh Ibrahim Musa Gusau, CAF Vice President who doubles as FIFA Executive member, Amaju Malvin Pinnick amongst others.
Also expected with President Tinubu on the 2hrs 10mins flight from Abuja shall be 22 State Governors and other top government functionaries. President Tinubu intends to personally cheer the Coach Jose Vitor Dos Santos Peseiro’s Super Eagles to victory over the host nation, Cote D’Ivoire and secures Nigeria’s 4th AFCON title. Nigeria has previously won 3 titles in the year 1980, 1994 and 2013.
Prominent personalities including Vice President Kassim Shettima, Tinubu’s rival in the 2023 general elections and candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, President of the Senate, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, so many governors etc had earlier watched the Eagles soar higher than their opponents.
Enroute the finals, the Super Eagles, who bookmakers tipped to be eliminated at the group stage have demolished every obstacle on their way. The Coach Jose Vitor Dos Santos Peseiro’s boys are yet to taste defeat, conceded only 2 goals and won all their matches including a group stage win against their Sunday’s opponent, Ivory Coast with only a draw in their opening match of the tournament coming against Equatorial Guinea.
On the other hand, Cote D’Ivoire relied on the new CAF format of best losers to walk their way back into the tournament after being eliminated already at the group stage. They were humiliated by a relatively unknown Equatorial Guinea 4 nil before their fans. That would go on to cost their coach his job.
However, as they found fame and favour before the gods of football, their luck shone brightly as the found form to reach the finals of the 34th edition of the continental biannual competition