AFCON 2023: Super Eagles Depart Nigeria for Cote d’Ivoire
The Nigeria national football team, Super Eagles, departed Lagos on Wednesday to take part in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations holding in Cote d’Ivoire.
Members of the team were dressed in native attires, putting on a white kaftan with green caps, showcasing Nigeria’s national colours.
PUNCH reports that Morocco football team, Atlas Lions, on Saturday, made history as the first team, other than the host nation, to touch down in Cote d’Ivoire for the 2023 CAF Africa Cup of Nations.
Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, urged Super Eagles to win the AFCON, stating that the triumph of the Eagles would bring succour to the citizens.
The governor gave the charge when he hosted the team to a special dinner at the Lagos House, Marina, before the team’s departure to Cote d’Ivoire for the AFCON tournament, which is slated to commence on Saturday, January 13.