AFCON 2023: Let’s Strive For Greatness, Together We’re Stronger – Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles Captain Tells Nigerians
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Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa has urged Nigerians to rally beyond religious and tribal divide and unite to achieve the collective dream of a great nation.
Speaking after Nigeria’s Super Eagles lost 2-1 to Ivory Coast in the final.of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON on Sunday, Musa lauded Nigerians for their massive support during the tournament lamenting though that the team falled short of expectations by not lifting the trophy.
“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. Despite the twists and turns of the game, our team stood strong, displaying resilience and determination that resonated with fans across the nation.
“To all our incredible supporters, your unwavering dedication and chants lifted us higher than ever before. Your passion for the game and for our country is truly inspiring. In a time where economic challenges weigh heavily on our shoulders, let us carry the same spirit of unity beyond the football pitch and into every aspect of our lives.
“As we face the hurdles ahead, let’s remember that together, we are stronger. Let’s channel the same energy and comradeship we experienced during the tournament into tackling the obstacles that lie ahead. Let’s embrace our diversity as a strength and stand 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,” he said.
Musa, though captain of the team did not feature in the tournament as coach Jose Pesiero preferred William Troost-Ekong as the in-field captain.
The Super Eagles will arrive Nigeria later on Monday and will assemble again in June for their matchday 3 of 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against South Africa on June 3rd.