Nigerians are excited as the Super Eagles qualify for the AFCON knockout stage! But a bugging question hangs in the air: can they overcome their shaky start and win AFCON 2023?
Their opening draw against Equatorial Guinea, salvaged by Osimhen’s goal, wasn’t inspiring. Then came a penalty win over host Ivory Coast, followed by a own-goal victory against Guinea-Bissau. Two goals in three matches—the stat screams doubt.
But this isn’t the first time the Eagles have weathered rough patches. They’ve reached the AFCON finals twenty times and won the trophy three times (1980, 1994, and 2013).
So, can this team paint the continent green and white once more?