• Fri. Feb 23rd, 2024

Shaibu hails Super Eagles and salutes team’s tenacity.

Edo state’s deputy governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu has heaped praises on the Super Eagles of Nigeria on their passage to the final of the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire.Super Eagles of Nigeria were forced to a 1-1 draw in 120 minutes and kicks from the penalty marks.

Super Eagles of Nigeria were forced to a 1-1 draw in 120 minutes and kicks from the penalty marks.Captain William Troost-Ekong in the 67th minute had put Nigeria ahead in the game via a penalty kick after Victor Osimhen was tracked down in the box, but the South African through Teboho Mokoena in the 90th minute from the penalty spot.

Captain William Troost-Ekong in the 67th minute had put Nigeria ahead in the game via a penalty kick after Victor Osimhen was tracked down in the box, but the South African through Teboho Mokoena in the 90th minute from the penalty spot.In the penalty shootouts, Terem Moffi, William Troost-Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo and Kelechi Iheanacho all scored to give Nigeria a 4-2 win and book their place in the final.

In the penalty shootouts, Terem Moffi, William Troost-Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo and Kelechi Iheanacho all scored to give Nigeria a 4-2 win and book their place in the final.

Shaibu commending the team said their tenacity is out of this world. “You guys have demonstrated greatness and I’m proud of you, this is a great result for the country.”

“Thank you for not disappointing over 200 million Nigerians, Let’s Go Do It Again!”

Nigeria will play the winner between Cote d’Ivoire and Democratic Republic of Congo in the Sunday Final.

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