By Our Reporter
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on Sunday hailed the Super Eagles for a good outing at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) taking place in Cameroon.
The speaker said despite crashing out of the tournament at the knockout stage following a defeat by Tunisia, the Super Eagles gave a good account of themselves, saying Nigerians are proud of them even though naturally disappointed.
The Eagles lost one goal to nothing against Tunisia with the night woes compounded by a red card to substitute Alex Iwobi.
Gbajabiamila, who is the leader of the Federal Government’s delegation to cheer up the Super Eagles at the tournament, encouraged the players to keep the Nigerian flag flying.
He encouraged the team to build on the work done so far in the tournament to make the team better as they prepare for the FIFA World Cup qualification match against Ghana coming up in March.
The speaker recalled the superlative performance of the Super Eagles at the group stage, noting that in a game of football, there must be a winner and a loser.
Speaker Gbajabiamila also hailed the technical team of the Super Eagles for doing a good job.