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You taught us lessons on resilience, diversity, Tinubu tells Super Eagles

President Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday, hailed the Super Eagles for exhibiting team spirit, resilience and discipline, at the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations in Côte d’Ivoire, qualities he said Nigerians have learned from.

Speaking at a reception in honour of the players at the State House in Abuja, on Tuesday, the President commended the team for their exemplary display of unity and determination on the field.

According to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu also noted that the Super Eagles demonstrated that diversity is principally a source of strength.

clinched the silver medal in the competition and announced the donation of a flat and a plot of land to each of them.

He decorated each member of the team with Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) lapel pins, while the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Chief Nyesom Wike, immediately distributed forms for the allocation of a plot of land to each of the players.

Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Enoh applauded the President for prioritizing sports development in the country and ensuring support for the team.

He lauded the defining decision of creating a separate Ministry of Sports Development.

”For the first time, we have gone through a major competition; we have come back without any crisis, without any complaint, without any issues whatsoever relating to allowances, bonuses, or whatever. This kept the team focused on the matches in front of them with quality results,” he said.

Speaking on behalf of the team, William Troost-Ekong, the Vice-Captain, promised to work hard to surpass their achievements by winning the gold medal in the next competition.

The Vice-Captain said: ”We are very grateful for your support during our time in Ivory Coast. We did our best until the final. I wish that we were here carrying the trophy for you.

”In 2019, I was here with a bronze medal. Now we are here with a silver medal. I have two gold-medal winners beside me here and all we can promise is that we will continue to work hard, and the next time we meet, hopefully, next year, we will be bringing home a gold medal.”

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