Atiku Abubakar reacts as Super Eagles fail to qualify for AFCON 2019 final

Atiku Abubakar, 2019 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, has reacted to Super Eagles failure to qualify for the ongoing African Cup of Nations, AFCON, final.

Abubakar commended the Super Eagles despite the loss.

In a tweet, he wrote: “Well done @NGSuperEagles. We are forever proud of you. Though we didn’t make the finals, we stayed committed till the end. #TotalAFCON2019 #NGAALG.”

Algeria qualified for the final of the Africa Cup of Nations, following a 2-1 win over Nigeria on Sunday.

The Desert Foxes took the lead in the first half, thanks a William Troost-Ekong own goal.

The Super Eagles levelled in the second half, after a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) decision, with Odion Ighalo stroking home the penalty.

With the match heading into extra time, Riyad Mahrez stepped up and spanked a free-kick past Daniel Akpeyi, to send his side into the final.

They will take on Senegal in the final on Friday, July 19.

Nigeria faces Tunisia in the third-place playoff on Wednesday, July 17.


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