The President of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has honored the Super Eagles of Nigeria with national honors and offering real estate gifts.
Tinubu gave this honor in a ceremony held on Tuesday where he awarded them the prestigious Member of the Order of the Niger (MON), alongside flats located in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and parcels of land.
The rewards were announced when the president received the players and officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), headed by the Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh at the Council Chamber in the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Following their impressive performance as runners-up in the recently concluded Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) hosted by Côte d’Ivoire, the Super Eagles were lauded for their efforts.
The event saw all team members and officials, including Alex Iwobi, who had previously faced cyber attacks post-Nigeria’s loss to Cote d’Ivoire in the AFCON final, donning their green attire.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu commended the team, coach, crew, and management for their dedication and sacrifice throughout the tournament. He acknowledged their resilience and improving performance, which propelled them to the finals despite numerous challenges.
Addressing the nation, President Tinubu urged Nigerians to remain optimistic, highlighting the victory the team achieved in capturing the hearts of Africa and the world with their determination and spirit on the field.
He emphasized unity and encouraged Nigerian youths to pursue their dreams, assuring them of the government’s support in making those dreams a reality.