The Super Eagles were beaten two goals to one in the final of the African Cup of Nation, AFCON 2023 hosted by the eventual winner, Ivory Coast.
In further recognition of their achievement, the federal government, represented by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has granted each member of the team a plot of land as well as a flat with the 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.
Troost Ekong, the team’s assistant captain and recipient of the 2023 CAF AFCON Most Valuable Player, expressed gratitude to President Tinubu for his support, expressing a desire to present a trophy rather than silver medals.