President Bola Tinubu joined millions of Nigerians worldwide to celebrate the victory of the country’s senior football team, the Super Eagles, over arch rivals, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in a Round of 16 clash at the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON), holding in Cote D’Ivoire on Saturday in a special way in faraway France, where he has been on a private trip.
A video clip featured on X (formerly twitter), President Tinubu was shown standing in celebration of the Ademola Lookman’s first goal for the Super Eagles.
Osimhen and Lookman celebrating one of the goals against Cameroon
Another moment also showed the president comfortably seated in a sofa as he was congratulated by the people in his company after Lookman scored the second goal to seal the win for Nigeria to knockout Cameroon.
In the clips, a visibly excited President Tinubu was seen smiling as he reciprocated handshake with the people in delight.
Two goals from Ademola Lookman saw the Super Eagles defeated their arch-rivals to set up a quarter-final clash with Angola.
The former Everton, Fulham and Leicester midfielder who now plays in Atalanta in Italy scored in each half to help secure Nigeria a place in the last-eight.
Lookman who got a through pass from Victor Osimhen in the 36th-minute squeezed a shot through goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa.
Lookman secured victory with a finish from Calvin Bassey’s cross in stoppage-time and Nigeria.