Following the conclusion of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire, Vice President Kashim Shettima declared on Sunday that Africa had emerged victorious.

In a statement released in Abuja by his media assistant, Mr. Stanley Nkwocha, Shettima responded to the results of the final match between Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire.

He said that the competition had provided a strong stage on which to present Africa’s potential and resiliency.Our continent’s enduring spirit, commitment, and teamwork have all been brought to our attention by it.

He also stated that African football’s talent, zeal, and tenacity had been on display at the tournament.He says that regardless of ethnicity, geography, or religion, football is a unifying force.

Primarily, it is imperative to remember that Africa emerges victorious regardless of the direction in which the pendulum moves.What matters more than the actual victory is the coexistence of all Africans, our tolerance threshold, and unity.

“We saw breath-taking skill demonstrations, tactical fights waged with unwavering resolve, and heartwarming moments of sporting camaraderie.”Africa united through the exuberant atmosphere of the stadiums and the joyful celebrations that took place all throughout the continent.

In addition to supporting our teams, we also appreciated our players’ artistic talent, rejoiced in their victories, and offered our condolences for their losses.

Shettima emphasised that each participating country shared responsibility for the tournament’s success.

He added that the devoted supporters, who roared with unwavering support, should take credit for the tournament’s outcome.It also belonged to the organisers, who worked nonstop to make sure the event ran smoothly and was amazing.Above all, it is the responsibility of the athletes from all over Africa who gave their all on the pitch, demonstrating the talent and promise that abound on our continent.”

Africa has become the true champion, even though Nigeria did not win the trophy tonight.”

“We are stronger together, and this competition has been a potent reminder of that.””We are a colourful tapestry bound together by common history, culture, and dreams; we are more than just distinct nations.”

Shettima remarked, “Let this competition serve as a spark for additional cooperation and coordination throughout the continent.

“The vice president exhorted Africans to translate the fervour and solidarity they saw on the football pitch into real advancements in all walks of life.”Let us collaborate to get past the obstacles that still stand in our way and create a better future for all Africans.

“Let us honour the beauty of diversity, the strength of unity, and the infinite potential that our continent holds.”

“Our hearts remain filled with immense pride for the Super Eagles,” Shettima said, praising the team for their skill demonstration.”Our hearts are still filled with tremendous pride for the Super Eagles, even though the trophy may not be returning to Nigeria tonight.”

“They left everything on the pitch, fought with great skill, and showed courage.” Despite not getting the outcome we had hoped for, their tournament journey has been nothing short of inspirational.

“Remember, in the world of sports, success and failure are just two sides of the same coin.

Our sincere congratulations are extended to Côte d’Ivoire for their victory.

Their accomplishments should not overshadow our Super Eagles’ incredible journey.“Once again, congratulations to the Super Eagles! Congratulations to Nigeria! Congratulations to Cote d’Ivoire, and congratulations to Africa.”

He expressed his gratitude to the Côte d’Ivoire people for their hospitality, sportsmanship, and contribution to making the AFCON an unforgettable event.“

Tonight marks not just your victory, but the beautiful game that brings us together.” (NAN)

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