Vice President Shettima delivered an uplifting message to the Super Eagles following their loss to Côte d’Ivoire in the 2023 AFCON final. Representing President Bola Tinubu in the Stadium, Shettima encouraged the players to find solace in their impressive second-place finish in Africa. He emphasized the significance of using the tournament experience as a stepping stone for their continued growth and development.
In a statement released by his media aide, Shettima urged both the team and their supporters to view the AFCON journey as a valuable opportunity for learning and improvement. Despite Nigeria not claiming the coveted trophy, Shettima highlighted the broader victory of African unity and sportsmanship showcased throughout the competition, affirming that Africa emerged as the true champion.