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2023 AFCON: Super Eagles land in style in Abidjan

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By Muhyideen Jimoh
The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Wednesday landed in grand style in Abidjan, ahead of the commencement of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cote d’Ivoire.
Hostilities  for the delayed 2023 AFCON will kick off on Saturday (January 13) and end on February 11.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the team, cladded in all-white traditional kaftan with green
cap to match, touched down at the Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport, Abidjan, aboard a chartered flight.
They were welcomed by fans, who hailed and justled to take pictures with them.
Earlier, the team was hosted to a send-forth dinner by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos on Tuesday, after they arrived from Abu Dhabi, where they had a week-long pre-tournament training.

In Abidjan, the team will be lodged at the prestigious Pullman Hotel, as members prosecute their group campaign.

 

The full compliment of the 25-man team of players and officials are on the entourage, except strikers Kelechi Iheanacho and Terem Moffi, who will join the team later.

Iheanacho has just recovered from a muscular injury sustained at Leicester City FC, while Moffi, a late replacement for injured Victor Boniface, will join after he has played a Ligue 1 game on Saturday against Rennes.
The Super Eagles open their campaign against Equatorial Guinea on Sunday, followed by a mouth-watering clash with hosts Cote D’Ivoire on Jan. 18, and end the group campaign with Guinea-Bissau on Jan. 22. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Hadiza Mohammed-Aliyu
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