Former Nigerian vice president, Atiku Abubakar has praised the super eagles team for their wonderful performance in the on going AFCON despite failing to qualify for the finals.
He gave some words of encouragement to all the players of the team after the defeat on Sunday.
“Well done SuperEagles. We are forever proud of you. Though we didn’t make the finals, we stayed committed till the end,” Atiku said.
The Algerian national team knocked out the Super Eagles of Nigeria 2-1, to qualify for the final match against Senegal who had earlier defeated Tunisia by a lone goal.
Nigeria are now set to play in a 3rd place match against Tunisia on Wednesday at the Al-Salam stadium in Cairo.