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AFCON 2023: CAF appoints Egyptian referee for Super Eagles vs Bafana Bafana

Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has congratulated the Super Eagles for qualifying for the semi-final at the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cote d’Ivoire.

The governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Lekan Adeniran, in a statement in Abeokuta on Saturday, said he praised the resilience and the team spirit displayed by the players in overcoming their opponents.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Super Eagles on Friday defeated their Angolan counterpart by one scored in the 41st minute by Ademola Lookman.

Abiodun urged the team to do Nigeria proud by qualifying for the final of the African football showpiece.

“I extend my warmest congratulations to our beloved Super Eagles on their impressive triumph over Angola, securing a well-deserved spot in the semi-finals of the African Cup of Nations.

“The team’s extraordinary display of skill, tenacity, and teamwork has made our nation proud.

“This victory is a testament to their hard work and dedication and I commend every player and member of the coaching staff for their exceptional performance.

“As a state, we stand firmly behind our national team and will continue to support them as they strive for further success,” he said.