The Super Eagles of Nigeria have returned to the country after beating Sierra Leone 3-2 at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex, Monrovia, Liberia on Sunday night to book their place in the 2024 African Cup of Nations.
The Nigerian team touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja in the early hours Monday.
The team which disclosed this via its Twitter handle, said “We’re back home to our nest. We sincerely appreciate your support.”
— 🇳🇬 Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) June 19, 2023
The Eagles booked their spot in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday after a dramatic 3-2 win over Sierra Leone in their Group A clash.
Napoli Victor Osimhen scored a first-half brace, but Mustapha Bundu and Augustine Kargbo equalised for the hosts to send the tie into a frenetic finish.
But Kelechi Iheanacho’s stoppage-time winner earned the Eagles all three points and qualification for the continental showpiece with a game to spare.
Nigeria thus moved back to the top of Group A with 12 points from five matches, ahead of Guinea-Bissau, who were top of the log with 10 points — after their 1-0 win over group’s whipping boys Sao Tome and Principe — before Sunday’s clash in Monrovia.