Brentford Welcomes Nigeria’s Frank Onyeka in Style Following Return From AFCON: Video

Brentford Welcomes Nigeria’s Frank Onyeka in Style Following Return From AFCON: Video

Ero Samson
updated at February 16, 2024 at 3:34 PM
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  • Frank Onyeka was a crucial part of Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations success
  • The 26-year-old was at the heart of the Super Eagles midfield at the showpiece
  • The midfielder was greeted with a heartwarming welcome following his return

The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) concluded with an electrifying match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the host nation, Ivory Coast.

The thrilling game, which had spectators on the edge of their seats, featured a flurry of goals, including two in the second half by midfielder, Franck Kessie, and forward, Sebastien Haller, which were enough to secure a come-from-behind victory for the tournament hosts.

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Frank Onyeka during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Aston Villa at the Gtech Community Stadium. Image: Nigel French.
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After what seemed like a heartbreaking loss for the Super Eagles, many players have returned to their clubs to continue their respective campaigns. Samuel Chukwueze, Victor Osimhen, and several others have reunited with their club teammates, and the latest Super Eagles star to return to his club is midfielder, Frank Onyeka.

However, while Onyeka's return to Brentford FC was expected, it was the manner of his welcome that has created a buzz among many.

Brentford welcomes Frank Onyeka

The 26-year-old received a warm welcome from a host of club staff and teammates, including new signing Sergio Reguilon, as shown in a video shared by the club on social media.

Onyeka was also treated to the honour of a Nigeria jersey with his name on the back. The midfielder was subsequently greeted by other teammates, including DR Congo’s, Yoane Wissa, who erupted into cheers upon seeing him.

However, while Onyeka's return is a significant boost for Thomas Frank's side, who are battling to avoid relegation, it must be noted that the upcoming clash against Liverpool comes too soon for him. Nevertheless, the Super Eagles star is expected to be available for the game against Manchester City.

AC Milan welcomes Chukwueze

Sports Brief in a previous report stated Italian Serie A giants, AC Milan, welcomed forward, Samuel Chukwueze in style, following his return from the AFCON.

The Nigerian winger returned to training ahead of the club’s UEFA Europa League clash against Rennes.

Chukwueze is expected to be in the matchday squad when Milan faces off against Monza on February 18.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).