The president of the Confederation of African Football Federations, CAF, Patrice Motsepe, announced that Nigerian President Bola Tinubu will attend the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final.
The match between Nigeria and hosts Cote d’Ivoire will take place at the Alassanne Ouattara Stadium, Ebimpe, Abidjan, on Sunday.
At a press conference on Friday at the Palace de la Culture in Trechville, Abidjan, Motsepe was questioned about the possibility of Africa hosting the World Cup again.
The South African business mogul replied: “Nigeria must put in a bid. The Nigerian president (Bola Tinubu) is coming to watch the final on Sunday. I will have a conversation with him about it.”
Nigeria’s Vice President Kashim Shettima was in attendance when the Super Eagles defeated South Africa 4-2 on penalties in the semi-finals on Wednesday.
The encounter will kick off at 9 pm Nigerian time.
On February 2 reported that Tinubu from his “resting place” in France put across a video call to the Super Eagles ahead of their match against Angola.
The video of the moment was shared by the president’s son, Seyi Tinubu, who noted that the president called to motivate the team ahead of their quarter-final encounter in the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023.
The video was shared by the President’s son, Seyi Tinubu on his Instagram stories and captioned, “Mr President #officialasiwajubat encouraging the team ahead of the AFCON quarter-final match with Angola.”