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VIDEO: Super Eagles players dress in kaftan, jets off for AFCON in Cote D’ivoire

 

Super Eagles of Nigeria have departed Lagos for Abidjan on Wednesday morning, ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.
To reflect the national colours, officials and players donned traditional white kaftans with green caps.

The contingent arrived in Lagos from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Tuesday.

Jose Peseiro’s side spent one week in Abu Dhabi in preparation for the AFCON.

On Tuesday night, they were hosted to a farewell dinner by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu


The three-time African champions will be based at the Pullman Hotel in Abidjan.

Nigeria is drawn in Group A with hosts Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea and Guinea Bissau.

The Super Eagles first game is against Nzalang Nacional of Equatorial Guinea at the Alassanne Quattara Stadium, Ebimpe, on Sunday.

 

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