President Bola Tinubu Hosts Super Eagles Players In Aso Rock After Their Impressive AFCON Outing

President Bola Tinubu Hosts Super Eagles Players In Aso Rock After Their Impressive AFCON Outing

Raphael Abiola
updated at February 13, 2024 at 3:04 PM
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  • President, Bola Tinubu, has hosted the Nigeria team after a successful AFCON 2023 outing
  • The Super Eagles finished second in the tournament after losing to Ivory Coast in the final
  • The national team returned to Nigeria on Tuesday morning before meeting the President

The Nigeria squad received special recognition from President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu after their remarkable outing at the just concluded 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

The Super Eagles won after failing to defeat the host nation in the competition's final last Sunday (February 11).

Jose Peseiro's side exceeded many fans' expectations before the tournament by making it to the last day of the competition, but unfortunately did not bring the cup back to Nigeria.

President Bola Tinubu hosts the Super Eagles squad after a successful outing at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. Photo: Fareed Kotb/Soeren Stache.
Nigeria's President, Bola Tinubu, has hosted the Super Eagles squad after a successful outing at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. Photo: Fareed Kotb/Soeren Stache.
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Nigeria's route to AFCON 2023 final

The Super Eagles' journey in the competition began with a 1-1 draw against Equatorial Guinea, followed by a 1-0 win against Ivory Coast and Guinea-Bissau in the group phase.

The knockout stage also started with a 2-0 win over the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon and a quarter-final win over surprise package, Angola.

Nigeria then sealed a place in the final after their victory over South Africa in the semi-final on penalties.

The three-time African Champions failed to add to their AFCON titles as they lost 2-1 to the Elephants in the final.

Tinubu hosts Super Eagles players

In a video shared on social media by popular journalist, Sulaimon Adebayo (Pooja), the 25-man Super Eagles squad and the technical staff were hosted by President Tinubu at the State House in Abuja on Tuesday, February 13.

Each member of the squad and the coach had their name tagged on their seats and were seen singing the national anthem before the meeting with the president started.

Super Eagles return to Nigeria after AFCON

Sports Brief also previously reported that the Super Eagles squad returned to Nigeria after their impressive performance at AFCON 2023.

The team was led by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, as well as the NFF's chief, Ibrahim Musa Gusau.

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Raphael Abiola
Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.