“For Tinubu”: NFF Explains Why Super Eagles Will Win 2023 AFCON Trophy

“For Tinubu”: NFF Explains Why Super Eagles Will Win 2023 AFCON Trophy

  • Nigerians on social media have reacted differently to the recent statement of the NFF regarding the AFCON trophy
  • Social media users urged the NFF not to politicise the national team, maintaining firmly that "football is the only religion that unites us as a country"
  • This came after the NFF revealed the Super Eagles will lift the trophy for President Tinubu

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has attributed the Super Eagles' victory against Angola in the quarterfinals of the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast to President Bola Tinubu's Renewed Hope Agenda.

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NFF links Tinubu's renewed hope agenda to the Super Eagles' win against Angola. Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, @WTroostEkong
Source: Twitter

As reported by Daily Trust, NFF assured that the national team would win the trophy for Tinubu.

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NFF President Ibrahim Gusau, who stated this in Abidjan on Saturday, February 3, thanked Tinubu for his support, emphasising the president's commitment to sports development, particularly football.

Following a 1-0 victory over Angola, secured by Ademola Lookman's goal assisted by Moses Simon, Gusau praised Tinubu's motivational words to the team.

He said:

“By the grace of God, I know he is going to reward them handsomely, which has never happened before in the history of Nigeria.
“We promised him that we were going to give him the trophy, and by the grace of God, we are going to do just that.”

This assertion by the NFF has stirred mixed reactions on social media.

Nigerians react to NFF's comment about Super Eagles

As usual, Nigerians reacted to the development. Legit.ng captured some of their comments below.

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@MalcolmInfiniti tweeted:

"NFF can you please stop your eye service ? The Super Eagles’ victory at the AFCON 2023 has nothing to do with not to talk of aligning with Tinubu’s ‘Renewed Hope Agenda’ Please keep politics out of foot ball and don't bring bad luck to the boys."

@RealQueenBee__ tweeted:

"Don't ever try and bring Tinubu into this conversation."

@ChrisEjiofor7 tweeted:

"This statement is political and football is just a game. Because of this statement, Super Eagles' may lose the trophy."

@chibestvalen tweeted:

"Football way person they enjoy una wan spoil am."

@Derik_more tweeted:

"Are they playing to impress Tinubu or to win the trophy for Nigerians?

Osimhen reacts to Super Eagles' win over Angola

In an earlier report, Legit.ng recalls how Victor Osimhen reacted to the Super Eagles' quarterfinal victory over Angola.

The Napoli sEagles'took to his Instagram page, noting that talk is cheap, the real battle is done on the pitch, and the Super Eagles never shy from it.

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Osimhen also took time to hail his teammates and their performance, noting that it had been short of nothing but impressive.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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