Nigeria’s triumph over South Africa in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final elicited praise from 2023 Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi, who lauded the Super Eagles’ “great fighting spirit” and resilience. In a statement, Obi commended the team’s display of professionalism, patriotism, and high energy level, emphasizing their determination to secure victory in the tournament. He extended congratulations to both the team and the nation for the achievement, acknowledging the collective effort that propelled them to the finals.
Looking ahead to the final match, Obi expressed optimism for Nigeria’s unity and success, urging the country to rally behind the Super Eagles. Emphasizing the significance of national solidarity, he envisioned the forthcoming victory as a beacon of unity, peace, and progress for Nigeria. Reinforcing his belief in the nation’s potential, Obi reiterated Nigeria’s greatness and the resilience of its people.
In a remarkable display of skill and determination, the Super Eagles secured their place in the finals by defeating South Africa 4-2 in penalties. Goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali emerged as the hero of the match, earning the title of man of the match for his outstanding performance and pivotal saves during the penalty shootout.
As anticipation builds for the final showdown, Nigeria stands poised to showcase its prowess on the continental stage, fueled by the unwavering support of its citizens.
IMAGE: X/Peter Obi