Nigeria’s major airline, Air Peace has congratulated Super Eagles that won bronze at this year’s Nation’s Cup, held in Egypt after defeating Tunisia in a third place match on Wednesday.
The airline, which airlifted the team back to Nigeria, commended the players for their determination, which gave them victory, noting that they were not demoralised after losing in the semi finals.
A statement signed by Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Toyin Olajide, said, “We congratulate our national team for doing us proud. The Ahmed Musa-led team flew the flag of our nation proudly both in and out of the field. They gave out their all. We congratulate them for not letting the loss at the semi-finals affect them in the third place match. They showed the Nigerian resilience.”
The statement said that by celebrating the Super Eagles by Nigerians, the players would be encouraged to achieve greater success in future and commended the federal government, the coach and the management of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for leading the team to winning bronze in the tournament.
“We invite Nigerians to appreciate the boys and the good work the Amaju Pinnick- led NFF has been doing. We equally commend the federal government of Nigeria for giving them every necessary support towards achieving this glory. We should look forward to the future,” the airline said
Recalled that it was Air Peace flight commanded by the airline female pilot, Captain Simisola Ajibola that airlifted the team from Nigeria to Egypt before the tournament and the airline also brought them back in a flight commanded by Captain Ikechukwu Ugochukwu, which landed in Abuja Friday morning.
Olajide said that the airline is humbled to carry out such national duty for the country and would always be ready to serve Nigeria anytime it is called upon to do so.