The Leader of the Federal Government delegation to cheer up the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Femi Gbajabiamila, has hailed the nation’s team outing despite their crashing out Sunday night in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Gbajabiamila who’s the Speaker of the house of representatives said despite crashing out of the tournament at the knockout stage following a defeat by Tunisia, the Super Eagles gave a good account of themselves, saying Nigerians are proud of them even though naturally disappointed.
He encouraged the players to keep the Nigerian flag flying.
He urged the team to build on the work done so far in the tournament to make the team better as they prepare for the FIFA World Cup qualification match against Ghana coming up in March.
The speaker recalled the superlative performance of the Super Eagles at the group stage, noting that in a game of football, there must be a winner and a loser.
Speaker Gbajabiamila also hailed the technical team of the Super Eagles for doing a good job.
The Super Eagles were knocked out of the 2021 African Cup of Nations following a 1-0 defeat to Tunisia on Sunday night.
Yousef Mskani netted the winning goal two minutes after the break.
Substitute Alex Iwobi was sent off for a poor tackle in the 55th minute.
The Super Eagles fought hard to find leveller but the Tunisians resolute at the back.
Moses Simon, Wilfred Ndidi and Sadiq Umar all came to scoring the equaliser late in the game.