The House of Representatives has extended congratulations to the Super Eagles of Nigeria for their commendable performance and silver medal win at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) held in Cote d’Ivoire.
In a statement issued by the spokesman for the House, Akin Rotimi (APC-Ekiti State), lawmakers commended the players and coaching staff for their spirited display throughout the tournament. Rotimi specifically highlighted the outstanding performance of team captain William Ekong, who was named ‘Man of the Competition’.
While acknowledging the disappointment of narrowly missing out on the AFCON trophy, Rotimi emphasized that the Super Eagles’ performance showcased Nigeria’s prowess in sports. He expressed pride in the team’s achievements and commended their contribution to national unity and pride.
Rotimi emphasized that the Super Eagles’ achievement would serve as an inspiration not only to aspiring athletes but also to citizens across various sectors, encouraging them to strive for excellence in service to the nation.
Speaker Abbas reiterated the House’s commitment to supporting initiatives that promote sports and youth development under his leadership.