AFCON: The Super Eagles have Landed

Three-time champions Nigeria have arrived in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan for the 34th Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.

The chartered aircraft that conveyed players and officials of the Super Eagles touched down at 11.23am Cote d’Ivoire time (12.23pm Nigeria time), with the contingent dressed in Nigeria traditional kaftan attire with cap to match.

The Eagles’ Send Forth ceremony was organized by the Lagos State Government on Tuesday night, with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu as chief host.

Also present were Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Enoh, NFF President Ibrahim Musa Gusau and members of NFF Executive Committee, FIFA Council Member Amaju Pinnick, NFF General Secretary Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, First Lady of Lagos State Dr. Ibironke Sanwo-Olu, and other senior officials of the Lagos State Government, as well as former Nigeria captain Segun Odegbami, former Super Eagles’ star Ogenyi Onazi, former international, among others.

Before they departed Lagos for Abidjan, captain Ahmed Musa noted that the team is ambitious and will do its best to win the trophy.

Musa was part of the squad that emerged champions in South Africa in 2013.

“The AFCON is an important tournament for every African player, and we are all looking forward to giving our best to do the nation proud,” he said.


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