Vice President Kashim Shettima met with the Super Eagles after their victory over South Africa’s Bafana Bafana, promising that the Federal Government would thank them for their “commitment and dedication.”
The Super Eagles announced this in a statement and photographs posted to their official X Twitter early Thursday.
“The Federal Government has promised to reward the Super Eagles for their commitment and dedication in reaching the Africa Cup of Nations final in Cote d’Ivore,” the statement stated.
“Vice President Kashim Shettima told the players and their officials in the dressing room, following their hard-fought victory over South Africa in the semi finals on Wednesday, that the government and people of Nigeria are proud of their accomplishment.
“The VP was in company with Governors Dapo Abiodun (Ogun) and Duoye Diri (Bayelsa), Minister for Youths, Dr. Jamila Ibrahim as well as oil mogul, Wale Tinubu, FIFA Council member, Amaju Pinnick, and NFF President, Ibrahim Musa Gusau.”
According to Plateau Watch, the Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated Bafana Bafana of South Africa 4-2 on penalties to go to the tournament’s final.
With 15 appearances, Nigeria holds the record for most appearances in the AFCON semi-finals.