Despite the Super Eagles’ defeat to hosts Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday, Ahmed Musa has commended the squad for their resilience and unity.
Ivory Coast staged a comeback to defeat Nigeria 2-1 in the final match, held at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan, the capital of Ivory Coast.
In a social media post on Monday, Musa, who remained an unused substitute throughout the tournament, reflected on the team’s journey. He highlighted the unity displayed on the field, emphasizing how it transcended religious and tribal differences.
Musa also expressed gratitude to the Super Eagles’ supporters, acknowledheir unwavering dedication and chants, which he believes lifted the team to new heights.
He wrote, “Reflecting on our journey in the AFCON tournament, I’m filled with immense pride for the Nigerian Super Eagles. Though we may have fallen short of the championship, our unity on the field transcended religious and tribal differences, reminding us of the power of football to bring us together.
“Despite the twists and turns of the game, our team stood strong, displaying resilience and determination that resonated with fans across the nation.
“To all our incredible supporters, your unwavering dedication and chants lifted us higher than ever before. Your passion for the game and for our country is truly inspiring. In a time where economic challenges weigh heavily on our shoulders, let us carry the same spirit of unity beyond the football pitch and into every aspect of our lives.
“As we face the hurdles ahead, let’s remember that together, we are stronger. Let’s channel the same energy and comradeship we experienced during the tournament into tackling the obstacles that lie ahead. Let’s embrace our diversity as a strength and stand united as one nation, one team, one family.”
“Thank you, Nigeria, for your undying support. Let’s continue to strive for greatness, both on and off the field.”
Following the loss to Ivory Coast on Sunday night, they will depart Ivory Coast for Abuja Monday afternoon. #Super Eagles