AFCON 2019: VP Osinbajo Reacts To Super Eagles’ Third-Place Finish

AFCON 2019: VP Osinbajo Reacts To Super Eagles' Third-Place Finish

Alex Iwobi and teammates after the AFCON 2019 third-place match (Photo: CAF Online)

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has congratulated the Bronze-winning Super Eagles over their performance at the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

Concise News reports that Osinbajo gave the message during the 2nd Edition of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Choir Concert on Saturday in Abuja.

The vice president, who was represented by the Villa Chaplain, Pastor Seyi Malomo, described the tournament as one of the best Super Eagles’ outing.

“This is one of the best tournaments the Super Eagles have played so far.

“I congratulate them for coming 3rd place in the just concluded AFCON tournament,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has promised to ensure better welfare for the Super Eagles following their third-place finish at Egypt 2019.

President Muhammadu Buhari made the pledge on Friday in Abuja at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, while receiving the team.
The president, who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, commended the team for being good ambassadors of the country.
“Let me warmly welcome our great team from Cairo, Egypt. You had great team spirit and ruggedness in the competition and that is very commendable.
“Let me assure you that Mr President has taken speedy action about your allowances and very soon you will receive them, I assure you of that,’’ Mustapha said.

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