The Senate president Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday, applauded the home based super eagles for playing in the finals of the championship held in Morocco.
Saraki, in a statement issued by his media office, stated that all Nigerians will remain proud of their performance in Morocco despite their inability to convert their numerous chances during the game.
He stated that early preparations could have saved the players, adding that the country in general has a lot to learn from the experience.
“The whole nation is proud of the level of success recorded by our players and their coaching staff during the just concluded CHAN.
“I believe that with early preparations, focus and determination, the team and its handlers can bounce back from this setback to rule the continent in future competitions.
“The 8th Senate in particular and the National Assembly in general will continue to prioritize sports development in the country through necessary legislation, advocacy and timely oversight duties to ensure that funds appropriated for sports’ development are transparently utilized by the respective agencies,” Saraki said.