AFCON Silver Medalists: You Are All Champions -Akpabio Tells Super Eagles Captain

By Chris Udochukwu ABUJA – The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio on Wednesday urged the Super Eagles not to be crest-fallen for not clinching the African Nations Cup in Cote d’Ivoire, assuring them that they were all Champions for winning the silver medal in the tournament. Senator Akpabio gave the charge when he along with other Senators received the captain of the team, William Troost-Ekong in his office in Abuja on February 14. A statement by the Special Assistant to the Senate President on Media/Communication, Anietie Ekong quoted the Senate President to have said the Super Eagles had done the nation proud by getting to the final of the competition and urged all Nigerians to accord the team the support and commendation that they deserve. According to Senator Akpabio, “I see you all as Champions. You may not have won the ultimate prize but you made our country proud through your performance. Nigerians were very united in their support for you. “You only lost the trophy but not the hearts of Nigerians. I want to challenge you and the rest of …

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AFCON 2023: Eagles battle-ready for tough Cote d’Ivoire clash – Troost-Ekong

Super Eagles vice captain, William Troost-Ekong, has said the team is battle-ready for the game against Cote d’Ivoire. Troost-Ekong and his teammates must avoid defeat against the Elephants to stay in contention for a place in the Round of 16. Jean-Louis Gasset’s men will enjoy the support of their vociferous fans at the Alassanne Quattara Stadium. The atmosphere is expected to be a challenge for the Super Eagles. The centre-back, however, said the Super Eagles have experienced similar challenges in the past and will be up to the task. “We wanted to win the first game, but things didn’t go the way we wanted. We have put that behind us and the focus is now on the game against Cote d’Ivoire,” Troost-Ekong told a press conference in Abidjan. “We have prepared the same way, but we hope to win this time around. Coming up against the hosts is going to be a big challenge for us. “There are a lot of experienced players in our team, who have played in games like this in the past, so there is nothing …

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