In a solemn display of respect, the Super Eagles players observed a moment of silence on Thursday night, February 9.
The tribute was dedicated to the four Nigerians who tragically lost their lives during the team’s match against South Africa on Wednesday, February 7.
The heartbreaking incident unfolded as Nigerian fans around the world tuned in to witness the intense semi-finals of the ongoing AFCON tournament.
Among the deceased were notable individuals, including an APC chieftain, Cairo Ojougboh, an Ivory Coast-based Nigerian businessman, a dedicated serving member of the NYSC, and the Deputy Bursar of Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, Alhaji Ayuba Abdullahi.
Gathering together, the Super Eagles players stood in silence, honoring the memory of those who had passed away.
Following the minute of silence, the players offered prayers for the departed souls prayed for divine comfort for their grieving families.
The Calm and silence of the moment spoke volumes about the compassion and empathy within the team.
This touching gesture by the Super Eagles shows the impact that the loss of fellow Nigerians had on the players value of human life.
As the tournament continues, the memory of the four Nigerians who tragically passed away during the match against South Africa will remain etched in the hearts of the Super Eagles and netizens online have also shared words of condolences to their families.
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