In the aftermath of the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) final, where Nigeria’s Super Eagles fell short to Ivory Coast, team captain Ahmed Musa took to his X (formerly Twitter) handle to highlight the team’s unity that transcended religious and tribal differences.
Musa commended the players for their performance in the match, emphasizing that despite the ultimate outcome, the team’s cohesion on the field was a powerful reminder of football’s ability to unite people.
“Reflecting on our journey in the AFCON tournament, I’m filled with immense pride for the Nigerian Super Eagles.
“Though we may have fallen short of the championship, our unity on the field transcended religious and tribal differences, reminding us of the power of football to bring us together,” Musa wrote in his post.
He acknowledged the twists and turns of the game but emphasized the team’s resilience and determination, resonating with fans across the nation.
Musa extended his gratitude to the supporters, acknowledging their unwavering dedication and chants that uplifted the team.
In a call for unity beyond the football pitch, Musa urged Nigerians to carry the spirit of togetherness into every aspect of their lives, especially during challenging economic times.
He encouraged embracing diversity as a strength and standing united as one nation, one team, one family.
“Thank you, Nigeria, for your undying support. Let’s continue to strive for greatness, both on and off the field,” Musa concluded.