On Wednesday, February 7, Vice President Kashim Shettima left Abuja for Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to support Nigeria’s Super Eagles as they face South Africa in the semi-finals of the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations.
According to a statement published by Stanley Nkwocha, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity in the Office of the Vice President, Shettima traveled for Abidjan at the request of President Bola Tinubu.
The match will take place later this evening at the Stade de la Paix in Bouake, Côte d’Ivoire.
The vice president’s visit will bolster Nigeria’s deep bond with football and its national identity.
His presence would not only encourage the Super Eagles on the field, but also act as a rallying point for millions of Nigerians roaring from their homes.
This year’s AFCON has seen the Super Eagles soar to new heights. With a dominant performance in the group stages and a thrilling victory in the quarter-final, they have established themselves as strong contenders for the title.
With this being their 15th semi-final appearance, Nigeria holds the record for most appearances at this stage. They will be aiming to replicate their success in 2013 when they lifted the trophy in South Africa.
Vice President Shettima’s visit to Côte d’Ivoire serves as a powerful call for national unity and support.
As the Super Eagles prepare for their crucial semi-final match, Nigerians across the globe are urged to raise their voices and cheer on their team.
The entire nation stands behind the Super Eagles.