AFCON: Frank Edwards, Victoria Orenze, others hail Super Eagles

(Super Eagles' players during the game)

Following Nigeria’s win against Angola on Friday, February 2, in the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament, several people have congratulated the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

The excitement of Nigerians was high as they took to their social media platforms to celebrate the victory of their countrymen.

Gospel singer Frank Edwards said on Facebook, “Semi-finals will be tough. The entire Nigerian team must have a striker and defender mentality. If so then, congratulations to the Super Eagles.”

Another singer, Nathaniel Bassey, also threw his weight behind the Super Eagles at intervals on X. After the game, he responded to those who were surprised about his love for football.

He said, “For those asking and surprised about my soccer engagements online, I like football, and I enjoy tweeting about it. I used to play years ago. I did so while I was at the University of Lagos for my department, and also some street competitions those days in Shomolu, Lagos. Now, it is one of the ways I relax. Watching and tweeting. Now you know. Congrats again, Nigeria.”

On her part, gospel singer Victoria Orenze wrote on X: “Congratulations Nigeria 1: 0. Well done guys.”

The senior pastor of the Fountain of Life Church, Jimmy Odukoya, made a video on his social media pages saying, ”My fellow Nigerians, as promised, I have come for the congratulatory messages. To my Angolan family, to all the antelopes, I am sorry that we are having antelope suya, but it is okay. We are all one family. God bless you. We are praying for you as you navigate and sojourn on. As for the eagles, we must fly. We must continue to soar. As the eagles gather, we must celebrate. Know that we are praying for you. Up Nigeria. Up Super Eagles.”

Their fans also responded to their posts. Some of the reactions from Frank Edwards’ fans are below:

@David Wonders: “God has brought us this far, and I know He can make us strong and come home with the AFCON cup.”

@Vivian Otije: “They won the match against Angola for our great legend, the late Samuel Okwaraji. That was his last game (in 1989 where he died on the pitch while playing against Angola). He will be proud wherever he is. Rest in respect Sam.”

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