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Tinubu Receives Super Eagles after Sterling AFCON Effort, Bestows National Honours, Real Estate

Player of the tournament Troost-Ekong thanked the president and said he wished they presented a trophy rather than silver medals.

President Bola Tinubu has honoured the entire Super Eagles team and officials with the prestigious Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) for their outstanding performance at the 2023 Africa Nations Cup, where they secured the silver medal.

This is coming after the president received the 2023 AFCON Silver medallists at the presidential villa on Tuesday, after an impressive performance at the tournament.

In further recognition of their achievement, the federal government, represented by the Minister of the FCT, has granted each member of the team a plot of land.

They are to also receive a flat with location yet to be announced.

President Tinubu, who received the National Football team, expressed pride in the team, acknowledging their role in fostering unity within the country through their remarkable performance.

Despite finishing second, he encouraged them to hold their heads high and maintain their team spirit.

William Troost Ekong, the team’s vice-captain and most valuable player, expressed gratitude to President Tinubu for his support, but wished they came to present a trophy rather than silver medals.

Adesuwa Omoruan 

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