AFCON 2023: Federal government vows support for Super Eagles to win

Akpabio (l) at the Stadium during the match between Nigeria and Angola

The federal government has pledged to provide the necessary support for the Super Eagles of Nigeria to win the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) currently taking place in Cote d'Ivoire. 

Godswill Akpabio, the leader of the federal government delegation and President of the Senate, assured Nigerians of the government's support for the Nigerian team to excel at the football competition. 

The government's commitment comes in the wake of the Super Eagles' 1-0 victory over Angola, which secured their spot in the semifinals of the tournament.

Akpabio who led top government officials, including National Assembly members to Côte d’Ivoire to cheer the Super Eagles to victory against the Palancas Negras of Angola at the quarter finals of the ongoing African Nations Cup, said sports is a unifying factor, which must be harnessed for the benefit of the youths.

According to Senator Akpabio, "I was very ecstatic at the stadium when the Super Eagles scored against Palancas Negras of Angola. The entire stadium exploded with the Nigerian supporters and those who love Nigeria. 

"Our presence here to support the Super Eagles is evidence of the fact that the government is serious about sports and youth development and I'm very excited about the victory.

"When I was the governor of Akwa Ibom State, I gave the youths the best stadium in West Africa and under President Bola Tinubu, we shall replicate this in all parts of the country.

"The government of the day is very youth friendly and we are poised to create the enabling environment for the youths of Nigeria to realize their potentials. We are very determined to give opportunities to our youths to take them away from vices and I say congratulations to all Nigerians for this victory," he said.
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