The airline, commended the players noting that they were not demoralized after losing in the semi finals.
“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 airline said in a statement signed by its Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Toyin Olajide.
The nation’s foremost carrier 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.
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.