Super Eagles return to Nigeria

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The Super Eagles returned to Nigeria from the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon on Tuesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the team of players and officials returned via a chartered flight from Garoua where they played four matches.

They arrived at 1.10 a.m. at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, where they were received by officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The NFF officials led by Mohammed Sanusi, the General Secretary had the likes of Yusuf Ahmed and Shehu Dikko, federation Executive Committee members.

Welcoming the players, Sanusi applauded them for their efforts in Cameroon asking they focus on the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

”You have tried your best. It was just unfortunate that you failed to reach the final. But, right now, what is left is the unfinished business of qualification for Qatar 2022.

” We should put behind us 2021 AFCON, and start preparing for the final qualifiers,” he said.

The team captain, Ahmed Musa, later told NAN that the team had put behind it the disappointment of failing to reach its target at the 2021 AFCON.

”We are now looking forward to the World Cup qualifiers against Ghana’s Black Stars in March. But right now it is back to club business for us,” he said.

The players are expected to return to their respective clubs abroad in the next one or two days.




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