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Tinubu rewards Eagles players with national award, plots of land, flats

Tinubu rewards Eagles players with national award, plots of land, flats

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has rewarded members of the Super Eagles to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire with MON (Member of the Order of Niger) awards, one flat in Nigeria and a plot of land in the Federal Capital Territory, as a sign of appreciation for their service.

The president presented team members with the reward when he received them and officials of the Nigeria Football Federation at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday. The delegation was led by the Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh.

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The Super Eagles against all odds made it to the final of the AFCON where they finished runners-up after their 2-1 loss to hosts Cote d’Ivoire at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium.

In a statement issued by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the president, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu commended the team, the coach, the crew, and the entire management team for their hard work, assiduity, and sacrifice to come this far in the tournament, acknowledging the hurdles they consistently surpassed with steadily improving performance as they pulled through to the finals.

The President had urged Nigerians to be of good cheer, emphasizing that we won a great victory in the hearts of Africa and the world with our grit, rigour, and determination in the field of play.
 
“Let this passing event not dispirit us but bring us together to work harder. We are a great nation bound as one by the green-white-green banner of resilience, joy, hope, duty, and untiring love.

“To those cherished Nigerian youths expressing their gifts in communities, drawing lines in the sand as they play football in their humble rectangles of play, you can be our heroes tomorrow, do not relent in your pursuit. My administration is here to make dreams come true,” the president said.

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