Speaker Abbas Commends Super Eagles' Gallant Effort Despite AFCON Final Loss

Speaker Abbas Commends Super Eagles' Gallant Effort Despite AFCON Final Loss

In the wake of Nigeria's heart-wrenching defeat to Cote d'Ivoire in the 2023 African Cup of Nations final, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dr. Abbas Tajuddeen has lauded the Super Eagles for their commendable performance throughout the tournament. 

Despite the two-to-one loss to the host nation on Sunday night, Speaker Abbas emphasized the team's role in fostering unity across religious, ethnic, and political divides within the nation.

Expressing admiration for the Super Eagles' ability to bring Nigerians together, Speaker Abbas highlighted the team's resilience and dedication, noting that they gave a praiseworthy account of themselves on the continental stage.

"The Super Eagles, through their outstanding performance, deserved victory, and though they narrowly missed the AFCON trophy, they have unequivocally demonstrated that Nigeria remains the giant of Africa in both sports and various endeavors. 

Throughout the tournament, Nigerians showcased the spirit of unity, proving that we are one great nation. The entire nation is proud of you," stated Speaker Abbas in a post-game address to the Super Eagles.

Anticipating the team's return, Speaker Abbas assured the Super Eagles of a warm and rousing welcome upon their arrival back home after the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations. 

He affirmed that under his leadership, the House would persist in supporting initiatives, programs, and policies aimed at advancing sports and youth development in the country.

In his closing remarks, Speaker Abbas commended the players for their dedication and emphasized the importance of nurturing talent and fostering a conducive environment for the development of sports in Nigeria. 

He reiterated the House's commitment to championing endeavors that enhance the nation's prowess on the global sports stage.

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