AFCON 2023: Watch the Super Eagles’ heroic welcome on return to Nigeria

The Super Eagles of Nigeria arrived in Nigeria to a heroic welcome after AFCON 2023 || Imago

AFCON 2023: Watch the Super Eagles’ heroic welcome on return to Nigeria

Joba Ogunwale 12:10 - 13.02.2024

The Super Eagles returned to Nigeria after losing to Cote d’Ivoire in the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles returned to a heroic welcome following their 2023 AFCON campaign, which saw them finish in second position. 

Nigeria surpass AFCON 2023 expectations

Going into the tournament, nobody gave Nigeria a chance, with many predicting an early exit for Jose Peseiro’s men. 

However, the three-time African champions proved many critics wrong and exceeded all expectations by reaching the final. 

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Nigeria's Super Eagles surpassed expectations at the 2023 AFCON || Imago

The Super Eagles came close to making it four AFCON titles but ultimately came up short in the final, losing 2-1 to hosts Ivory Coast. 

Nigeria looked to be on course after William Troost-Ekong put the team ahead with a brilliant header in the first half. 

However, goals from Franck Kessie and Sebastien Haller turned the tie around for the hosts, leaving Nigeria disappointed.

Super Eagles return home after AFCON 2023 

But despite the disappointment, the Super Eagles arrived to a heroic welcome on their return to the country. 

The team arrived in Nigeria in the late hours of Monday night, accompanied by the Minister of Sports Development, John Owan Enoh. 

Dressed in a green native as opposed to the white they wore on their trip to Cote d’Ivoire, the team was received by supporters at the airport, singing their praises. 

Although they failed to win the trophy, the team is expected to meet President Bola Ahmed Tinubu before the players jet back to their respective clubs. 

Nigeria will return to action next month when they take on the world champions Argentina in an international friendly.

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