By Morenike Tony-Esan
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dr Abbas Tajudeen, has hailed the Super Eagles of Nigeria despite losing to Cote d’Ivoire in the final of the 2023 African Cup of Nations.
Speaker in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Musa Krishi, commended the Nigerian male national team for uniting Nigerians across religious, ethnic and political lines, noting that the country has been more united by their sterling performance at the tournament.
Dr Tajudeen noted that the Super Eagles gave a good account of themselves during the tournament.
He noted that the Super Eagles, based on their performance at the tournament, deserved victory but narrowly lost the AFCON trophy.
He said nevertheless, they have proven that Nigeria remains the giant of Africa in sport and other endeavours.
The Speaker added that the Super Eagles should expect a rousing welcome to their country after the CAF Africa Cup of Nations, stressing that the House under his leadership would continue to support programmes and policies that promote sports and youth development.