Frank Onyeka receives hero’s welcome on return to Brentford

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Frank Onyeka receives hero’s welcome on return to Brentford

Stephen Oladehinde 19:52 - 17.02.2024

The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finale was nothing short of a blockbuster, with Ivory Coast, playing on home turf, staging a remarkable comeback to clinch the title against Nigeria’s Super Eagles.

The match was a rollercoaster of emotions, punctuated by the late heroics of Franck Kessie and Sebastien Haller, whose goals turned the tide in favour of the Elephants. 

As the dust settles on an unforgettable tournament, the spotlight shifts back to club football, where stars from the AFCON saga are making their return.

 A Hero's Welcome for Onyeka at Brentford FC

Brentford FC's Nigerian midfielder, Frank Onyeka, has made a buzzing return to his club, highlighted by a heartwarming reception that caught the attention of fans and the media alike. 

Onyeka, fresh off his national duty with the Super Eagles, was greeted with open arms and a special gesture—a Nigeria jersey donning his name, a testament to his exploits and the pride he's instilled in the club and its supporters.

Despite the warmth and festivities marking his return, Onyeka will sit out the upcoming clash against Liverpool, a decision that underscores the physical and mental toll of the AFCON campaign. 

However, fans can look forward to seeing him back in action in the much-anticipated game against Manchester City, where his presence in the midfield will be crucial for Thomas Frank’s squad in their fight against relegation.

Super Eagles midfield star, Frank Onyeka, (Photo Credit: Onyeka/IG)
Super Eagles midfield star, Frank Onyeka, (Photo Credit: Onyeka/IG)

The club's Instagram channels have been abuzz with footage of Onyeka’s welcome, capturing the camaraderie and high spirits within the team as reported by Sport Brief.

New signing Sergio Reguilon and DR Congo's Yoane Wissa were among the teammates who made the moment special for Onyeka, underlining the close-knit nature of Brentford’s squad.

As the Premier League season progresses, the spotlight will remain on Onyeka and his fellow AFCON stars as they reintegrate with their clubs. 

The impact of their return will be closely watched by fans and analysts alike, as teams jostle for position in what promises to be a fiercely contested tail-end of the season.