Following Nigeria’s impressive 2-0 win over Cameroon on Saturday evening to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations quarter finals in Cote d’Ivoire, Super Eagles’ veteran, Ahmed Musa, has underscored the power of football in uniting a diverse society.
In a post on X (formerly Twitter) after the match, accompanied by a photo, Musa, who was an unused substitute during the match, described the Super Eagles’ win over the Indomitable Lions as a testament to the power of unity on the football field.
“Celebrating the Super Eagles’ journey to the AFCON quarter-finals – a testament to the power of unity on the football field. This picture shows the genuine happiness we all feel.”
“In the beautiful game, we stand united, transcending tribe and religion. Let this victory be a reminder that our strength lies in coming together.
“Amidst the challenges our nation faces, let’s use the spirit of football to bridge divides and foster harmony. It’s time to kick out the negativity, end the unnecessary killings, rivalry, and embrace the love that sports bring. Join hands for peace, goals, and a brighter future,” Musa added with the hashtags, SuperEagles #UnityInDiversity #OneNigeria #EndTheStrife #FootballBringsUsTogether.
Similarly, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, hailed the Super Eagles performance.
In his post on X, Governor Sanwo-Olu wrote, “I totally enjoyed the Super Eagles’ incredible display of teamwork and determination tonight against the team from Cameroon.
“From Osimhen’s hard work to Lookman’s brace to Ekong and Bassey’s very solid performances as well as Nwabali’s solidity, kudos to the entire team.”