Super Eagles Land in Tough Group For 2023 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers

Super Eagles Land in Tough Group For 2023 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers

  • The draw for the 2023 African Cup of Nations has been done and the Super Eagles have landed in Group A
  • Super Eagles, who are three-times African champions, will tackle Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe or Mauritius
  • At the 2021 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon, the Super Eagles crashed out in the round of 16, losing against Tunisia

Super Eagles of Nigeria have been drawn in Group A for the 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifiers and will face Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe or Mauritius.

Many Nigerian football lovers are still angry with the fact that the Super Eagles failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, but they will have to put that behind them.

Super Eagles, Group A, 2023 AFCON qualifiers.
Super Eagles of Nigeria land in Group A for 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifiers. Photo by DANIEL BELOUMOU OLOMO
Source: UGC

Even the plans many Nigerian sports reporters had for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have been ruined following the failure of the Super Eagles to pick the ticket.

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How did they miss the 2022 World Cup ticket?

Nigeria forced Ghana to a goalless draw in the first leg of their final play-offs in Kumasi only for them to allow the Black Stars to score in Abuja in the return fixture, which ended 1-1.

Ghana, however, picked the World Cup ticket and will be smiling to Qatar later this year.

According to the report on Complete Sports, Super Eagles players will now focus on the coming 2023 AFCON qualifiers with the target of picking the ticket.

Taiwo Awoniyi reacts to 2023 AFCON draw

Speaking to Sports Brief, Union Berlin striker Taiwo Awoniyi explained that the Super Eagles must qualify for the 2023 AFCON in Ivory Coast.

''There is nothing like an easy Group as all African nations want to play at the AFCON and we must take all the games serious so as for us to pick the ticket.''

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NFF inch closer to announcing new Super Eagles coach as top candidate emerges

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Nigeria Football Federation is set to make a U-turn and announce Jose Poseiro as coach of the Super Eagles months after turning down the Portuguese.

The NFF in December 2021 had refused to offer the former Sporting Lisbon manager the permanent Super Eagles role following the sacking of Gernot Rohr.

The Football Federation had appointed Augustine Eguavoen instead, with the former Super Eagles defender guiding Nigeria to the second round at the Africa Cup of Nations and also failed to qualify the national team for the 2022 World Cup.

For the second time, the NFF's Merry-Go-Round appears to have found a final stop in the Portuguese coach.

Source: SportsBrief.com