Super Eagles Stars Osimhen and Chukwueze Spotted Vibing to Duncan Mighty’s Song

Super Eagles Stars Osimhen and Chukwueze Spotted Vibing to Duncan Mighty’s Song

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at January 9, 2024 at 9:31 AM
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  • The Super Eagles players are not feeling pressured before AFCON 2023
  • The squad is currently camping in Abu Dhabi ahead of the tournament
  • Nigeria has been grouped alongside host nation, Ivory Coast in Group A

The Super Eagles players appear to be in a happy mood ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations as the team gets ready to tackle 23 other teams for the continent’s biggest football prize.

Superstars like Napoli forward, Victor Osimhen and AC Milan winger, Samuel Chukwueze have arrived at the team’s camp in Abu Dhabi as preparations continue for the three-time winners.

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Super Eagles stars, Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze were part of Nigeria's squad that claimed bronze at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Photo by NurPhoto.
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The Super Eagles will kick off their AFCON 2023 campaign against Equatorial Guinea on January 14 before further group games against host Ivory Coast and Guinea Bissau.

In a viral video online, the players - led by Osimhen and Chukwueze - were spotted singing along to popular musician, Duncan Mighty’s hit song Dance for Me on the team’s bus.

Nigeria, listed as one of the favourites for the tournament, are aiming to win the AFCON for a fourth time after previously winning the competition in 1980, 1994 and 2013.

Nigeria has quality to win

Meanwhile, Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa has backed the Super Eagles to challenge for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations due to the quality available in the current squad, Complete Sports reports.

Nigeria suffered a setback in their preparations for the AFCON after suffering a surprise 2-0 defeat to Guinea in a friendly game on Monday, January 8, the team’s only test game before the competition.

The Super Eagles have also lost key players, Wilfred Ndidi and Victor Boniface, while Kelechi Iheanacho is still battling with his fitness and appears less and less likely to not make the trip to Ivory Coast.

Osimhen to lead AFCON charge

Sports Brief previously reported that Nigeria's Victor Osimhen is confident that his country can end their lengthy wait for a fourth continental title.

Nigeria have not won AFCON since 2013 when Steven Keshi coached the West Africans to a victory over Burkina Faso in the final with a score of 1-0.

Osimhen expressed confidence in the abilities of the current crop of national team players and challenged them to compete for the coveted cup.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..