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Netizens praise Peter Obi over support for Super Eagles in Côte d’Ivoire

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Netizens praise Peter Obi over support for Super Eagles in Côte d’Ivoire
• Peter Obi in Côte d’Ivoire for Super Eagles

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25 election, Peter Obi attended the quarterfinal match between Nigeria and Angola at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Peter Obi was spotted wearing the traditional green and white jersey of the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

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Nigeria vs Angola Match

Nigeria’s Super Eagles secured their place in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals by defeating Angola.

Ademola Lookman, the standout performer, scored in the 41st minute after a connection with a cross from Moses Simon.

Despite VAR disallowing Osimhen’s goal for offside, Nigeria’s defence remained solid, keeping four clean sheets in a row.

The three-time champions are set to play either Cape Verde or South Africa in the semi-finals in Bouake next Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Angola is heading home, but this edition of the Cup of Nations will be remembered as a triumph for the Black Antelopes.

They secured a historic victory in the knockout stage, marking the first time in their history. Despite being Africa’s 28th-ranked team, they fought bravely in this match, following up on their previous win against Namibia in the last round.

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Cote D’Ivoire win AFCON 2023, defeat Nigeria 2-1, Mbah congratulates Super Eagles

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Cote D’Ivoire win AFCON 2023, defeat Nigeria 2-1
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Ivory Coast came from behind to defeat Nigeria 2-1 in the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Super Eagles were looking to lift the trophy for the fourth time in their history.

Jose Peseiro’s men took the lead in the first half through William Troost-Ekong’s header.

But the Ivorians levelled after the break through Franck Kessie’s header.

With a few minutes left in the game, Sebastien Haller flicked the ball past Stanley Nwabali.

The Elephants have now levelled with Nigeria on three continental titles.

Meanwhile, Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu state, has commended the Super Eagles of Nigeria for their good showing at the 2023 African Cup of Nations where they lost slimly to the host nation, Cote d’Ivoire, in the final match, saying they made the nation proud nevertheless.
“Not many people gave the Super Eagles any chance going into the tournament, but they surged all the way to the final. The exploits of the Super Eagles underscores what we can achieve as a nation when we stand together as we have done for weeks that the tournament lasted; and it is my hope that the largely young national team builds on the successes of the tournament, and that as a nation we build on the national concord and purpose displayed in the course of AFCON 2023. Hold your heads high, the Super Eagles, for you made us proud,” Mbah stated.
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AFCON 2023 Final: Nigerian VIPs to storm Cote d’Ivoire in 15 private jets

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Very Important Personalities from Nigeria are set to storm Abidjan, the capital of Cote d’Ivoire for the final match of the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday (today) between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and The Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire.

Today’s encounter between the Super Eagles and The Elephants in Abidjan is due to start at 9pm Nigerian time.

According to information from aviation sources in Abidjan, no fewer than 15 private jets have secured permission to land in the country from Nigeria.

It was learnt that the permissions were sought by private jet owners from the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja; Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital; and Lagos State.

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Akpabio hails Super Eagles gallant victory over South Africa

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Senate President, Godswill Akpabio and Super Eagles

President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, CON has congratulated Nigeria’s Super Eagles for qualifying for the finals of the TotalEnergies 2023 AFCON by beating the Bafana Bafana of South Africa by 4 – 2 in a penalty shootout.

Akpabio, in a congratulatory message through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Hon. Eseme Eyiboh said the result of the match was a product of Nigeria’s team spirit and unwavering resilience.

He said the Nigerian team displayed a high sense of discipline and industry to subdue their South African counterpart.

“On behalf of my family, my constituents, the Senate and the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I wish to heartily congratulate our boys for soaring the skies like the Super Eagles that they are; and the coaching crew for being tactical and professional.

“What the Super Eagles displayed this evening is the Nigerian spirit of resilience and the team work we are known for. From their play pattern, all the players exuded a high level of discipline, cooperation and unity of purpose.

“By this victory, the Super Eagles have affirmed that they are not in Cote D’Ivoire for a party, but to defend our national prestige and will certainly bring the trophy back to Nigeria, by the grace of God.

“While I urge the team not to lose focus until the trophy is ours, I advise Nigerians to savour this victory and imbibe the unity and spirit of resilience exuded by the Super Eagles in believing in Nigeria and the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Ahmed Bola Tinubu that despite the challenges of today, we will certainly smile tomorrow”.

SEE ALSO:  Nigeria defeat Angola 1-0, qualify for AFCON semi-final
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