AFCON 2023: Shettima Joins Super Eagles' Celebration After Win Over South Africa, Video Trends

AFCON 2023: Shettima Joins Super Eagles' Celebration After Win Over South Africa, Video Trends

  • Vice President Kashim Shettima was in Cote d’Ivoire on Wednesday, February 7, to support the Super Eagles at AFCON 2023
  • Shettima was spotted in the stands where he sat beside Patrice Motsepe, President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF)
  • Following Nigeria's triumph, Shettima joined the Super Eagles' celebration on the pitch as the players danced

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Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire - Vice president of Nigeria, Kashim Shettima, joined the joyous Super Eagles team after their win over South Africa in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) semifinal on Wednesday, February 7.

Legit.ng had reported that Shettima was among the dignitaries at the Stade de la Paix in Bouaké who watched the Eagles.

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Nigeria confronted South Africa in the AFCON 2023 semifinal on Wednesday, February 7, and the Super Eagles triumphed. Photo credits: Anadolu, Ken Ishii
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Nigeria reached the final of the AFCON 2023 tournament after a tense semifinal against South Africa which went the distance.

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The West African giants progressed to their first AFCON final since 2013 when they beat Burkina Faso 1-0 thanks to a Sunday Mba strike. That was their third continental crown after wins in 1980 and 1994.

As they gun for their fourth title, politicians and other prominent personalities travelled to Ivory Coast to support their country. Among others, Shettima was in Ivory Coast — at the instance of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Subsequently, Shettima was not left out of the on-field celebrations following Nigeria's triumph.

Legit.ng understands that the Nigerian No.2 citizen also joined the Eagles in their dressing room.

As of the time of this report, Shettima is currently trending on X (formerly Twitter).

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Watch the video of Shettima on the pitch celebrating with the Eagles below:

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Super Eagles qualify for AFCON 2023 final

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Super Eagles of Nigeria advanced to the final of the AFCON 2023.

The Nigerian team defeated their semifinal opponent, Bafana Bafana of South Africa, 4-2 on penalties.

Nigeria to play Ivory Coast in AFCON 2023 final

Legit.ng also reported that the Super Eagles will play the Elephants of Côte d’Ivoire in the final of the AFCON 2023.

The AFCON 2023 crucial fixture was confirmed after Côte d’Ivoire defeated DR Congo in the second semifinal match on Wednesday night, February 7.

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It will be the eighth final appearance by Nigeria, who were champions in 1980, 1994 and 2013, and the fourth by 1992 and 2015 title winners Ivory Coast.

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