The excitement is building for the Super Eagles of Nigeria as the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) draw unfolds in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. José Peseiro’s squad finds itself in Pot 2, and the suspense is high as they await their potential group-stage opponents.
Nigeria had a strong showing in the qualifiers, topping their group with an impressive 15 points. Their goal-scoring prowess was evident, with a remarkable 22 goals, including a resounding 16-0 aggregate win against Sao Tome and Principe.
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In the previous edition of AFCON in Cameroon, the Super Eagles reached the Round of 16 but were eliminated after a 1-0 loss to Tunisia. They have their sights set on victory in the upcoming tournament, aiming to secure their fourth AFCON title, with previous successes in 1980, 1994, and 2013.
As the team continues its preparations, currently training in Portugal, they’re gearing up for friendly matches against Saudi Arabia and Mozambique. The anticipation is mounting as the AFCON draw is scheduled at the Parc des Expositions, with fans eager to discover the path ahead for the Super Eagles. Stay tuned for updates as the journey to AFCON 2023 unfolds.
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