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Super Eagles Touch Down in Abidjan for AFCON 2023

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria have landed at the Aéroport International Felix Houphouet Boigny, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, gearing up for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) set to kick off this Saturday. The team, decked out in the national colors, displayed high spirits upon their arrival, warmly welcomed by the reception party at the airport.

Led by coach Jose Peseiro and captain Ahmed Musa, the team departed from Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos on Wednesday morning. Prior to their journey, the squad enjoyed a dinner hosted by Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday at the State House, Marina, Lagos.

Nigeria finds itself placed in Group A, alongside hosts Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, and Guinea Bissau. Eyes will be on Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, expected to lead the Eagles’ attacking force in Ivory Coast.

The Eagles kick off their AFCON campaign against Equatorial Guinea on Sunday, January 14, 2024, followed by matches against host country Cote d’Ivoire on Thursday, January 18, and Guinea Bissau on Monday, January 22, 2024. The anticipation is building as the Super Eagles aim for glory in the prestigious continental tournament.


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