LAGOS State Governor, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has described the Super Eagles' journey in the 2023 AFCON as something to be proud of despite a 2-1 loss in the finals against Ivory Coast on Sunday.
The Super Eagles were outplayed by the host in the finals as they could not hold on to the first half 1-0 lead, as the Elephants came back in the second half to score two goals and secure the win.
Sanwo-Olu, speaking in a series of tweets via his X account on Monday, urged the Super Eagles to rebuild and go again.
“A very sad loss for the Super Eagles. They gave their all in this tournament, but in the end, it was left to fine margins.
“Over the course of the tournament, we brought together thousands of people to enjoy football across 25 viewing centres as our team carried the hopes and dreams of the nation.
“In victory and in loss, this team has done us proud, and we will fondly remember this AFCON as a powerful force that brought us all together,” the Governor tweeted.
While Ivory Coast were crowned champions of Africa, Super Eagles captain, William Troost-Ekong, was crowned the AFCON Player of the Tournament as he recorded three goals in the competition.